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December 2017
Dimitra and Irene collaborated with colleagues from the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, to create a winning image for the FASEB BioArt image competition. Read more.

November 2017
Our paper "Non-destructive two-photon excited fluorescence imaging identifies early nodules in calcific aortic-valve disease" is published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Co-authors include Lauren Baugh, Zhiyi Liu, Kyle Quinn, Lauren Black, and Irene Georgakoudi. Read more.

October 2017
Irene received a Tufts Faculty Research Awards Committee award for her proposal "Connecting obesity and breast cancer through the extracellular matrix." Read more.

April 2017
At the 2017 Tufts Graduate Awards, Dimitra received the Engineering Award for Outstanding Academic Scholarship and won first place in the Graduate Student Photo Contest.

November 2016
Our paper "Imaging mitochondrial dynamics in human skin reveals depth-dependent hypoxia and malignant potential for diagnosis" is published as the cover article in Science Translational Medicine. Co-authors included Dimitra Pouli, Carlo Alonzo, Zhiyi Liu, Kyle Quinn, and Irene Georgakoudi, working alongside colleagues from the University of Malaga and the University of California, Irvine. Read more.

November 2016
Our paper "Optical metrics of the extracellular matrix predict compositional and mechanical changes after myocardial infarction" is published in Nature Scientific Reports. Co-authors included Kyle Quinn, Kelly Sullivan, Zhiyi Liu, Zachary Ballard, Christos Siokatas, Irene Georgakoudi, and Lauren Black. Read more.

November 2015
Irene has been named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

August 2015
Interviewed for Tufts Now, Irene details the lab's latest research. Read more.

July 2013
In collaboration with Emmanuel Beaurepaire's group at Ecole Polytechnique, our paper, "Non-invasive monitoring of cell metabolism and lipid production in 3D engineered human adipose tissues using label-free multiphoton microscopy" is accepted for publication in biomaterials. Co-authors included Tyler Chang, Max Zimmerley, Kyle Quinn, Isabelle Lamarre-Jouenne, David Kaplan, Emmanuel Beaurepaire, and Irene Georgakoudi.

June 2013
Antonio is awarded 3rd place in the student poster competition at the 2013 Tufts Cancer Center Symposium. 

May 2013
Joanna's presentation "Identifying the metabolic origins of endogenous optical redox changes that arise during precancer", is selected as the 2nd Place winner for the Best Student Paper Award sponsored by Carl Zeiss, at the European Conference on Biomedical Optics held in Munich, Germany.

April 2013
Kyle and Irene's paper "Rapid quantification of pixel-wise fiber orientation data in micrographs" is published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics.

April 2013
Kyle and Irene are awarded 1st place in the Photography and Illustrations Category at the 2013 Tufts Research Visualization Awards for their submission "Microstructural Heterogeneity of a Healing Wound".

April 2013
In collaboration with the Black lab, they also won 1st Place in the Video Category for "Blood Vessel and Collagen Organization in the Heart". Kyle was also awarded 1st Place in the Software competition for "Automated visualization and quantification of fiber orientation".

October 2012
Our paper "Improved Fourier-based characterization of intracellular fractal features." is published in Optics Express. Co-authors included Joanna Xylas, Kyle Quinn, Martin Hunter, and Irene Georgakoudi.

August 2012
Kyle and Irene's review, "Optical Imaging Using Endogenous Contrast to Assess Metabolic State" is published in Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering.

July 2012
Our paper "Characterization of metabolic changes associated with the functional development of 3D engineered tissues by non-invasive, dynamic measurement of individual cell redox ratios" is published in Biomaterials. Co-authors included Kyle Quinn, Leah Bellas, Nikos Fourligas, Kyongbum Lee, David Kaplan, and Irene Georgakoudi.

April 2012
Kyle and Irene are awarded 1st Place in the photography competition for their NADH fluorescence image of an adipocyte at the Visualizing Research @ Tufts Awards.

April 2012
Kyle, Irene, and Lauren Black are also awarded 1st Place in the illustration competition for
their depiction of heart tissue at different scales.

July 2011
Kyle is awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from the NIH/NIAMS.