Whitney Stoppel, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Mentor
Whitney Stoppel, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering
Project Title
Exploring a new source of silk proteins for biomaterials
College
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Time Commitment
11-15 hours/week
Method
Research Credit Unpaid
Location of Research
On-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

The Stoppel Lab (www.stoppellab.org) is looking to expand its interdisciplinary nature by taking an entomology (or similar) undergraduate student for a project in engineering. Our lab rears Plodia Interpunctella (a silk producing house pest known more commonly as the Indianmeal moth) with an interest in using the silk produced by this organism for applications in biomedicine and healthcare. While the Stoppel lab routinely works with engineering undergraduate students, we are looking to expand the training of students across disciplines. Interested students should check our our website and email Dr. Stoppel with the undergraduate application found on the website. 

Additional Requirements
Ideally a student taking entomology, biology, or other similar coursework

Contact Information

Email Address
whitney.stoppel@ufl.edu
Phone Number
  • whitney.stoppel@ufl.edu
  • The Stoppel Lab (www.stoppellab.org) is looking to expand its interdisciplinary nature by taking an entomology (or similar) undergraduate student for a project in engineering. Our lab rears Plodia Interpunctella (a silk producing house pest known more commonly as the Indianmeal moth) with an interest in using the silk produced by this organism for applications in biomedicine and healthcare. While the Stoppel lab routinely works with engineering undergraduate students, we are looking to expand the training of students across disciplines. Interested students should check our our website and email Dr. Stoppel with the undergraduate application found on the website. 

  • Ideally a student taking entomology, biology, or other similar coursework