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UNF Biomedical Sciences program to host bi-monthly "Research in Progress" virtual seminars

January 8, 2021

Outside shot of the Brooks College of Health buildingUNF’s Biomedical Sciences program in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting bi-monthly "Research in Progress" virtual seminars to help bring biomedical sciences research-oriented faculty and students together to learn about current, state-of-the-art research.


The Biomedical Sciences program is a cross-disciplinary initiative within UNF. Partnerships with hospitals, research institutes, biotech industry and other universities are projected, and the research conducted by faculty in the program contributes to fields such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, drug discovery, genomics and healthcare.


The bi-monthly seminar series will occur throughout the semester and will focus on ongoing research across UNF and the Mayo Clinic laboratories with the goal to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations, publications and grant applications.


Starting in January, the Biomedical Sciences program will host a virtual seminar on the Friday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming seminars and speakers include:

January 15, 2021

Dr. Candice Tahimic, assistant professor of biology


January 29, 2021

Dr. Indika Kahanda, assistant professor of computing


February 12, 2021

Dr. Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, associate professor of neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic


February 26, 2021

Dr. Samana Shrestha, visiting professor of physics


March 12, 2021

Dr. Juan Aceros, associate professor of electrical engineering


March 26, 2021

Dr. Albina Mikhaylova, assistant director of the Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF)


April 2, 2021

Dr. Tyler Grimes, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics


April 9, 2021

Dr. Michelle DeDeo, associate professor of mathematics and statistics


For questions and additional information on the upcoming seminars, contact Dr. Ramaswamy Narayanan via email at