Ms. Klimas honored as finalist at OSA Foundation Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition

October 24, 2016

Ms. Aleks Klimas, PhD candidate in BME at GWU (advisor E. Entcheva), was honored as a finalist in the OSA Foundation Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition in at the 100th "Frontiers in Optics (FiO)" conference, organized by the Optical Society of America (OSA) in Rochester, October 2016 http://www.frontiersinoptics.com/home/. This award "recognizes the innovation, research and presentation excellence of students presenting their work during FiO".

Aleks talked about the development of an automated high-throughput platform for all-optical electrophysiology that enables fast drug testing and the characterization of stem-cell-derived cardiomyocytes; Ms. Klimas and Dr. Entcheva have filed a patent application with GWU on the technology.