Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., is featured on the cover of CrossLink — the annual magazine of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering — for breaking barriers, defining leadership and fostering a culture of inclusion.
Gunduz, associate professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and principal investigator of the UF Brain Mapping Laboratory, was appointed the diversity and inclusion officer for her department in 2018.
“Diversity and inclusion is our greatest asset — we are at our strongest when we support each other. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can thrive,” Gunduz said.
In July, Gunduz was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering investigators in the early stages of their independent research careers.