Monday, July 22, 2024
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All in your head: BME alum carries brain work to presidential level

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When Justin Sanchez completed his doctoral work in 2004 from the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, he was only the second Ph.D. student to graduate from the young department, formalized just two years before.

Carrying the Tampa native into the field were two goals he’d had since childhood: to work in science and technology, and to help people.

These were perhaps lofty, cliche goals for a youngster, but Dr. Sanchez, now 37, has fulfilled them in many ways in his work in neuroprosthetics, the discipline that uses electronic machinery to help in functions that might have been lost from brain injury or illness.

Read my full story in CrossLink magazine.

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