My name is Hans Lapica. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Exercise Science and I’m now currently a medical student at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
While working in the DeGennaro Lab my project goals were to study mosquito oviposition behavior in the field and help create a genetic-tool kit that can be used to further study gene expression and function in Aedes aegypti.
My current interests lie in biomechanics and orthopedic surgery. I am currently involved in a biomechanical study of a new method for proximal humerus fracture fixation: “semi-divergent cross-screw fixation”.