Prof. Durst presents at the Science Pub

Prof. Durst presents at the Science Pub

Prof. Durst presented “The Physics of Peering Into Our Brains and Hearts” as part of the Science Pub in Rutland County, held in the Brandon Inn and sponsored by the Friends of Castleton Library. Now entering its sixth season, the Science Pub attracts 70-120 people to a local restaurant to hear a short presentation on a wide variety of scientific subjects, followed by lively discussion. The Pubs take place at 4 pm the first Sunday, November to April.

Prof. Durst presents at the Fall Faculty Forum

Prof. Durst’s presentation at the Fall Faculty Forum was featured in the Middlebury College news article, “New Faculty Forum Offers an ‘Intellectual Feast’ during Fall Family Weekend.”

“Assistant Professor of Physics Michael Durst discussed his biomedical optics research, which some day may allow high-resolution laser imaging of human tissue at the cellular level without an incision. He compared his work to ultrasound, except that his work deals with light rather than sound. Durst noted that this area of research is well-suited to undergraduate learning and enriching students’ understanding of physics.”

Biomedical Optics Lab receives small grant award from the Vermont Genetics Network

Professor Durst has been awarded a one-year small grant from the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) for his proposal titled, “High-Speed 3D Multiphoton Fluorescence Imaging with Temporal Focusing Microscopy.”  VGN is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  VGN is part of an initiative called the Instititutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which invests in the biomedical research infrastructure of Vermont.

Students present at the undergraduate research symposium at the OSA annual meeting

Students present at the undergraduate research symposium at the OSA annual meeting

Emma Moskovitz (’18) and Anthony Turcios (’20) presented their research at the undergraduate research symposium in Washington, DC on September 17, 2017.  The Symposium on Undergraduate Research is held in conjunction with the annual joint meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society (APS-DLS).  Emma Moskovitz’s poster was titled, “Optimization of a two-photon laser scanning microscope.” Anthony Turcios’s poster was titled, “3D Imaging with a temporal focusing microscope.”

More information about the symposium can be found here:
http://laser.physics.sunysb.edu/research-symposium/.

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