2016 Robert C. Pittman NIMET Fellow
Ph.D. Student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Pablo received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. At UTHSC, Pablo’s research was focused on Orthopedics and Physical Therapy. His thesis project was the development of a subject specific surface electromyography model for estimating L4/L5 compressive loading. As an undergrad Pablo did research with Dr. Grissom on MRI. Additionally, he has worked in Dr. Hamilton’s lab at Boston University working on MRI to study atherosclerotic plaque. Pablo has presented his previous research at Orthopedic Research Society, Gait and Clinical Movement Assessment Society, and UTHSC Graduate Research Day, where he won an award for best poster. Pablo is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering within the University of Florida and works within Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group. He is a member of Dr. Hugh Fans Microfluidics and BioMEMs laboratory. His current research focuses on using microfluidic devices treated with surface antibodies to trap circulating tumor cells in an attempt to slow the spread of tumor metastasis.
Pablo’s current research interests include cancer biology, micro fabrication, and microflows.