Graduate Research

Gator graduates researching for greater impact

Gator graduates researching for greater impact

UF’s graduate programs have produced generations of professionals and a culture of excellence in collaborative research. Here, we bounce ideas off one another. Test them. Question them. Break them. Remake them. Then we start in again on the next problem with renewed resolve, together. Because together, Gators are contributing more and making a greater difference.

Daniel Kruel

College of Design, Construction and Planning
Graduate Student

Born in Brazil, Daniel moved with his family to South Florida at the age of 7. While earning his undergraduate degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, he worked with Envision Heritage – a UF Historic Preservation initiative. His senior capstone project focused on the integration of 3D laser scanning technology in the sustainability and preservation process. Now a graduate student at UF’s Urban and Regional Planning program, he has also volunteered at Porter’s Community Farm and tutored at Micanopy Library.

Graduate Student

Michelle King

College of Health and Human Performance
Ph.D. candidate

Michelle is paving the way for advances that reduce the risks of heat-related illness that athletes and service members face every day. Because of her daily distance runs, her work as a strength and fitness personal trainer and countless early mornings/late nights in the lab, it’s easy to see why her adviser called her one of the hardest working graduate students he’s ever met. The result of that work? More than $850,000 in new research funding.

Graduate Student

Sonam Lasopa

College of Medicine
College of Health and Human Performance
Predoctoral Research Fellow

After serving as a mental health professional in her native Sikkim, India, Sonam Lasopa came to UF for her doctoral training through an NIH Fogarty International Center grant. She hopes to apply the research methods she learns here for the assessment and treatment of issues like substance use and suicide in Sikkim. When asked what philosophy guides her education, she quoted Gandhi. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Student

Daniel Kruel

College of Design, Construction and Planning
Graduate Student

Born in Brazil, Daniel moved with his family to South Florida at the age of 7. While earning his undergraduate degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, he worked with Envision Heritage – a UF Historic Preservation initiative. His senior capstone project focused on the integration of 3D laser scanning technology in the sustainability and preservation process. Now a graduate student at UF’s Urban and Regional Planning program, he has also volunteered at Porter’s Community Farm and tutored at Micanopy Library.

Graduate Student