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Dr. Gozde Durmus is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducted her postdoctoral research at Stanford; working with Prof. Ronald W. Davis at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in May 2013, with a minor in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. She is also an alumna of the Ignite Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Boston University and received her M.Eng. degree in Biomedical Engineering as a College of Engineering Fellow in 2009. She received her B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2007. She has been recently recognized among the "Top Innovators Under 35" (TR35) by the MIT Technology Review. She received the Career Award at Scientific Interface from Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF-CASI) in 2018. She has been named as a "Rising Star in Biomedicine" by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Recently, Dr. Durmus has received major research awards, such as the Moore Inventor Fellow, Baxter Faculty Scholar Award and Koret Foundation Catalyst Award. Dr. Durmus has authored papers in journals including Nature Materials, PNAS, Advanced Materials. Her work was highlighted in Science, New Scientist, Popular Mechanics, American Institute of Physics (AIP) News, Tech Times. Her research achievements have been recognized with ITI Young Investigator Award from Stanford University, STAR Award Honorable Mention by the Society for Biomaterials, Graduate Student Recognition Award from Brown University, Entrepreneurial Fellowship from National Science Foundation (NSF) & Slater Technology Fund and Fulbright Scholarship. She was also a finalist for the national CIMIT Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare in 2012.
Dr. Durmus' research focuses on applying micro/nano-technologies to investigate cellular heterogeneity for single-cell analysis and personalized medicine. At Stanford, she is developing platform technologies for sorting and monitoring cells at the single-cell resolution. This magnetic levitation-based technology is used for wide range of applications in medicine, such as, label-free detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood; high-throughput drug screening; and rapid detection and monitoring of antibiotic resistance in real-time. During her PhD, she has engineered nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces to decrease antibiotic-resistant infections.