Julianna Bordas awarded Departmental Second Year Fellowship!

August 20, 2021

Julianna Bordas

Julianna Bordas has been named a Thurstone Medical Imaging Fellow by The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University for her potential contributions to the field of medical imaging and biomedical engineering as a whole.   

Julianna's work revolves around the translation of optical coherence tomography imaging for improved image guidance during surgery and general endoscopic examinations. 

"By implementing innovations such as a novel spectrometer design and a scanner built with 3D-printed parts and inexpensive electronics, we can decrease the market price of an OCT system in half which ultimately increases OCTs accessibility."  - J. Bordas

Along with Julianna, fourteen additional recipients were awarded this year's Second Year Ph.D. Fellowships, selected from a large pool of outstanding nominees.  Applicants were invited to provide a one-page research description, the student’s academic record, their CV, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor. The awardees were selected by a committee of BME Faculty.