Abdullah Afridi

Student NameAbdullah Afridi
Faculty Mentor NameChristine Schmidt, Ph.D.
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorMedical Biotechnology
Research InterestsNeural Regeneration, Protein Engineering, Neuromodulation
Academic AwardsPresident’s Honor Roll (2018)
Benacquisto Scholar (2018-2022)
Wentworth Recipient (2020)
University Scholars Program (2020)
OrganizationsAmerican Physician Scientists Association
Center for Undergraduate Research
Interdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program
Hobbies and InterestsChess, Yoga

Research Project

Incorporation of Fibrinogen to HA-based hydrogels for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration?

Peripheral Nerve Injury is a result of traumatic impacts that hit nerves. These result in loss of motor control and sensation. My project aims to create a mechanically tuned and biologically active scaffold to bridge and surround damaged nerves for optimal regrowth of the nerve.