Muyinatu Bell selected as a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

February 19, 2019

Muyinatu Bell

Muyinatu Bell, an assistant professor in Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2019.

The two-year fellowship, awarded annually since 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes early career scientists who show promise in making significant contributions to their fields—chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, or physics. The honor, presented this year to 126 scientists from the U.S. and Canada, is accompanied by a $70,000 award.

Bell received the award in physics for her work in photoacoustic imaging, a form of ultrasound imaging that mixes sound, light, and robotic technology to enhance medical imaging. She recently founded the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering Lab, also known as the PULSE Lab.

In the past year, she has been named a Top Young Innovator by MIT, received the Trailblazer Award from NIH, and earned a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award.

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, nominated Bell for the fellowship. He described her as one of the rising stars of the department.

“In her young career, she has made some significant contributions in the field of photoacoustic imaging and guidance for surgical tools,” he said. “This is a well deserved recognition of what she has accomplished, and also a recognition of her potential to do great things in the future.”

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