Georg Seelig wins DARPA Young Faculty Award to develop point of care diagnostic test for infectious diseases

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Georg Seelig, assistant professor of EE & CSE, has received the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award from the Department of Defense.

The DARPA Young Faculty Award program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and exposes them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA's program development process. With the award, Seelig’s group aims to develop a cheap and easy-to-use point of care diagnostic test for infectious diseases. As a specific application, they will focus on the diagnosis of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in low resource settings by integrating DNA-based logic circuits and amplifiers with paper-based lateral flow devices to engineer a complete diagnostic test.

Congratulations Georg!