Alex Barbosa

Alex Barbosa

Mentor

Josephine Allen, Ph.D.

College

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Major

Materials Science and Engineering

Minor

N/A

Organizations

N/A

Academic Awards

University Scholars Program 2021, UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Dean's List

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Materials in Extreme Environments, Microgravity, Space Exploration

Hobbies and Interests

Soccer, Painting, Crocheting

Research Project

Tissue Engineering in Simulated Microgravity

My research will involve analyzing how cells in a hydrogel react to simulated microgravity utilizing a Rotating Wall Vessel Bioreactor. This research will provide insight into the applications of tissue engineering derived from a simulated microgravity environment as well as investigate humans’ cellular responses in space.