Dr. Durmus is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducted her postdoctoral research at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in 2013, with a minor in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. She is also an alumna of the Ignite Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Durmus' research focuses on applying micro/nano-technologies to investigate cellular heterogeneity for single-cell analysis and precision medicine. She is developing platform technologies for sorting and monitoring cells at the single-cell resolution. She has been recognized among the World’s "Top Innovators Under 35" (TR35) by the MIT Technology Review in 2015. She received the Career Award at Scientific Interface from Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF-CASI) in 2018. She has been named as a "Rising Star in Biomedicine" by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Recently, Dr. Durmus has received major research awards, such as the Moore Inventor Fellow, Baxter Faculty Scholar Award and Koret Foundation Catalyst Award.