Meet the Officers

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with our 2018-2019 UF BMES Executive Board. We're a very friendly bunch, so feel free to contact us using the information below.

Brian Nazareth, President

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering), Pre-MedYear: 4thHometown: Tampa, FLCurrent Research/Internship: McKnight Brain Institute & Moffitt Cancer CenterOther On-campus Involvement: American Physician Scientists Association, UF Be The Match, Outdoor Adventure Recreation, Culinary Arts Student UnionFun Facts: I play tennis and ultimate frisbee, and I go on several hiking trips each semester. I'm also mildly obsessed with Thai food. I've been accepted to medical school!Email Address:

Sara Galbraith, Vice President

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)Year: 4thHometown: Jupiter, FLCurrent Research/Internship: RTI Surgical, Inc.Other On-campus Involvement: BMEntors, GRiP, EGM3520 TAFun Facts: My three favorite things are the beach, sushi, and New York City.Email Address:

Sean Te, Director of Internal Affairs

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)Year: 4thHometown: Kissimmee, FLCurrent Research/Internship: Dr. SarntinoranontOther On-campus Involvement: BMEntor, GRiP, Filipino Student AssociationFun Facts: I really, REALLY like soccer and bad jokes. I dislike nuts and bad weatherEmail Address:

Aria Henderson, Director of Outreach

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials), minor in ZoologyYear: 4thHometown: Orange Park, FLCurrent Research/Internship: Schmidt Lab Other On-campus Involvement: RecSports Group Fitness Instructor (Kickboxing & iBurn), Vice President of Education for Gators for Refugee Medical Relief, MentorGNV, Filipino Student Association, Vietnamese Student OrganizationFun Facts: I have fostered over one hundred cats/kittens in my past eleven years of animal rescue volunteering. I'm a GOT7 stan and currently spend my freetime learning Korean [when I'm not watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit]. I will be attending Cornell to pursue a PhD in BME this Fall.Email Address:

Justina Chan, Director of Industry & Professional Development

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials)Year: 4thHometown: Destin, FLCurrent Research/Internship: AxoGen, Inc.Other On-campus Involvement: N/AFun Facts: I love to travel and recently traveled to Amsterdam with an all-night layover of exploring London. I also speak Fujianese, and "My Favorite Murder" is my guilty-pleasure podcast.Email Address:

Taylor Harrell, Director of Research & Design

Major/Minor: Pre-Biomedical Engineering, Pre-MedYear: 2ndHometown: Plant City, FLCurrent Research/Internship: Allen LabOther On-campus Involvement: American Medical Student Association (Global Health Committee)Fun Facts: I'm a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan, and my favorite animal is the clown fish. Also, my family runs a tree farmEmail Address:

Alex Adolphson, Treasurer

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials), Pre-medYear: 3rdHometown: Clearwater, FLCurrent Research/Internship: I work under Wisam Fares & Dr. Arce developing an affordable Arduino-based sensor that can detect motion of lab mice.Other On-campus Involvement: Volunteer at the Shands Hospital Point of Care LabFun Facts: I was a ball boy for Jim Courier and John McEnroe, and I got my current research through BMES.Email Address:

Skylar Stolte, Secretary

Major/Minor: Biomedical Engineering (Neural Track), minor in Communication StudiesYear: 4thHometown: Daytona Beach, FLCurrent Research/Internship: Dr. Fang's SMILE LabOther On-campus Involvement: UF RecSports, Society of Women Engineers, Florida Running ClubFun Facts: I have a hedgehog named Spike, and I play violin.Email Address:

Robert Dolan, Graduate Student Liaison

Major/Minor: Biomedical EngineeringYear: 1st (of Ph.D.)Hometown: Moreno Valley, CACurrent Research/Internship: Dr. Murfee's Lab, Micro-vascular dynamics involved in isletsDegrees Held: BS in NanoEngineering (UCSD), MS in Biomedical Engineering (UF)Fun Facts: I enjoy making festive fudge with exciting flavors for holidays, and I love spicy food and tennisEmail Address: