Sydney Shriver

I am a graduate student investigating the use of hyaluronic acid-based biomaterials as treatments for volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries. As such, I am exploring their capacity for enhancing functional recovery in three different animal injury models: the tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and masseter. I am interested in seeing how muscle can regenerate across multiple metrics such as gross force output and analysis of gait patterns. Prior to attending UVA, I earned my B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida in 2020.

Outside of the lab I consider myself a crafty and sporty person. I love handmaking gifts  and have created things in a variety of formats like knitting, sewing, painting, or woodworking. I also enjoy bouldering and hiking in my free time, something I find much more rewarding after moving away from mountainless Florida and into the Blue Ridge.