Tiffany Conklin

Student NameTiffany Conklin
Faculty Mentor NameBlanka Sharma PhD
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorBiomedical Engineering
Research InterestsBiomaterials, biomimetic hydrogels, drug delivery, diffusion models
Academic AwardsUniversity Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsBiomedical Engineering Society
Hobbies and InterestsCooking, SoulCycle, and going to the beach

Research Project

Diffusivity of Model Proteins from PEG-Based Hydrogels?

The diffusion and transport of molecules are influenced by the mechanical and physical properties of the transport medium. In biomimetic hydrogels engineered to simulate lung tumors, diffusion can be hindered by the size and elasticity of the PEG mesh network that creates the hydrogel. For potential use as an in vitro model, the engineered hydrogels must allow the diffusion of molecules and will be studied in hydrogels of varying mechanical and physical properties.