Doctoral candidate Aleks Klimas wins international biophotonics prize

June 21, 2017

Aleks Klimas

Biomedical engineering doctoral candidate Aleks Klimas has won first prize at the 8th International Biophotonics Graduate Summer School, held in June on the Island of Ven in Sweden.  Aleks 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 bio-medical diagnostics. Optical biosensing in conjunction with microfluidics also plays a major role in the field of biophotonics and biomedical optics.

Congratulations to Aleks!