Aleks Klimas, a biomedical engineering doctoral candidate at The George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has won first prize at the 8th International Biophotonics Graduate Summer School, which was held in June 2017 on the island of Ven in Sweden. Klimas is advised by Prof. Emilia Entcheva and works in her lab on optogenetics-aided high-throughput systems for cardiac electrophysiology.
The purpose of the 8th International Biophotonics Graduate Summer School was to provide education for students at the highest international level within the emerging areas of biophotonics. Over the past decade, optical methods and instruments based on light interacting with tissue have emerged as powerful techniques for biomedical diagnostics. Optical biosensing in conjunction with microfluidics also plays a major role in the field of biophotonics and biomedical optics.
For more information on Klimas' work, please visit entcheva.seas.gwu.edu.