Gozde Durmus, PhD, Selected as a 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow

Gozde Durmas, PhD

October 5, 2021

The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Gozde Durmas, PhD, has been selected as a 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow. Durmus has pioneered a novel approach to sorting and characterizing cells via their magnetic and density signatures. Her invention, a portable magnetic levitation device, uses previously unexplored characteristics of bacteria to rapidly sense and identify drug-resistant cell types. This invention could lead to rapid identification of antibiotic resistance and revolutionize diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases by reducing testing time from days to an hour to accelerate effective treatment for over 10 million patients annually.

The Moore Inventor Fellowship was launched in 2016 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Moore’s Law, the revolutionary prediction that anticipated the exponential growth of computing power. The fellowship embraces the spirit of Gordon Moore’s passion for science and honors his penchant for inventing. To nurture the next generation of scientist-inventors, the foundation plans to name a total of fifty Moore Inventor Fellows – five fellows per year for ten years – allocating nearly $34 million to their innovative projects.

Source: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation