Gozde 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.
Moore Inventor Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, Stanford University
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Brown University
M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
B.Sc., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Middle East Technical University