July 13, 2009
Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr is the recipient of a 2009 DARPA Young Faculty Award. Herr was recognized for her proposal on “An Integrated Micro/Nanosystem for Rapid Validation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Biomarkers”.
The Young Faculty Award (YFA) program, from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is designed to seek out ideas from non-tenured faculty in order to identify the next generation of researchers working in microsystem technology. The funded researchers will focus on concepts that are innovative, speculative, and high-risk.
Herr joined the Bioengineering Department in 2007 and is already a rising star in the area of microfluidics and portable biomarker detection.