Zach Steelman

Zachary Steelman is a first year PhD student in the BIOS Lab.  He graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics with Honors.  As an undergraduate, Zach worked with Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev at Texas A&M to develop advanced techniques in Brillouin spectroscopy.  As a two-year Repperger Scholar, Zach has also worked with the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) to elucidate the fundamental biological pathways underpinning nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) exposure in mammalian cells.  At Duke, Zach’s primary project is the development of multi-point angle-resolved low-coherence interferometry (a/LCI) for early cancer detection.  Zach is the recipient of the John T. Chambers Fellowship in the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, the James B. Duke Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.