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Filiz Yesilkoy
March 17, 2023

Yesilkoy receives Trailblazer Award for cancer detection project

Written By: Tom Ziemer



Filiz Yesilkoy, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a Trailblazer R21 Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to support her work developing an innovative cancer detection platform.

Yesilkoy, whose lab uses photonics and nanotechnology to create biomedical sensors, plans to build upon liquid biopsy capabilities by using novel electromagnetic metasurfaces, paired with unique imaging techniques and machine learning modeling to enable rapid, noninvasive detection in a portable setup.

The Trailblazer R21 Award program supports early career researchers working on an emerging, high-potential project.