Kedisha Christie 

Kedisha Christie is a Master of science student working on finite element modeling of energy mitigating materials

Farid Elhaddad 

Designing and 3D Printing Energy Mitigating Structures

Alex Knapp 

Alexander Knapp is a third-year PhD student studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida. Currently, Alexander is developing a continuum-damage constitutive model of the anterior cruciate ligament for modeling purposes. His research interests include soft tissue biomechanics, non-linear elasticity, and finite element modeling of biological structures. When not in the lab, his main passion is choral music, and hopes to one day combine his degree and passions together in his research as a professor.

Rahul Radhakrishna 

Rahul is a second year master of science student majoring in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. Rahul received a bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering with a focus on fabrication and assembly from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. He is currently working on a project at the Tissue Mechanics, Microstructure, and Modeling Laboratory involving mechanical characterization, 3D printing, finite element simulation and digital image correlation of meningeal tissue. In his free time, he enjoys listening to audiobooks, sketching, telling people he doesn’t like cricket, and biking to Publix.

Ashma Sharma 

Ashma Sharma is a fourth-year doctoral student under the advisement of Dr. Lakiesha Williams in Biomedical Engineering. Ashma is currently working at Tissue Mechanics, Microstructure, and Modeling Laboratory at University of Florida. Her research interest lies within studying the structure of tissue, cell culture, and mechanical property. She is currently working on the tissue engineered Dura project. Ashma received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University. ​​

Jasmine Smith 

Jasmine Smith is a first year doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Florida. She is currently working under the advisement of Dr. Lakeisha Williams in the Tissue Mechanics, Micro-structure, and Modeling laboratory. Jasmine previously attended Mississippi State University and obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. Her research interest lie within the realm of studying injury mechanics of soft tissues, structure of soft tissues, and regenerative medicine. She is currently working on the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) project where she is looking at the impact that mTBIs have on adolescents that are involved in sports.