The Stoppel Lab in the Chemical Engineering Department within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida opened its doors in fall 2018.
We are building dynamic and adaptable natural biomaterials that can be leveraged to alter the behavior of cells both in vitro and in vivo. We work with a variety of collaborators across the UF campus and love to learn new things and share our toolkit with those in other disciplines.
The lab is housed within the new state-of-the-art Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence. We are excited to join the collaborative space with other UF engineers!
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Kayleigh Trumbull (Clemson, 2024), Kristin Bennett (University of Washington, 2025), and Hannah Bagnis (UF, 2025) worked in the Stoppel Lab during Summer 2023 via the HWCOE Summer Research Program! Kayleigh and Kristin were funded by the UF ChE NSF REU program (NSF EEC-1852111) and Hannah and Dr. Stoppel were awarded a Diversity supplement for her summer research experience as part of our NIH NIGMS MIRA Award (R35-GM147041)!
Hannah and Kayleigh made excellent highlight videos about their summer in the lab!
Hannah worked with PhD student Marisa Pacheco on chemical crosslinking silk fibroin for 3D printing!
Kayleigh worked with PhD student Elizabeth Aikman on engineering 3D skeletal muscle tissue models!