Gozde Durmus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Radiology, Stanford University

 

2021 Moore Inventor Fellow

Gozde Durmus, Ph.D.
Courtesy of Utkan Demirci
 

Research Description

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.

 
 

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Education

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

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