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TEDxBoston 2011

Michelle Borkin: Can astronomers help doctors?

June 28, 2011

How do you measure a nebula? With a brain scan. In this talk, TED Fellow Michelle Borkin shows why collaboration between doctors and astronomers can lead to surprising discoveries. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

Michelle Borkin - physicist
Michelle Borkin is a PhD candidate in applied physics. She works with the Astronomical Medicine Project and interdisciplinary 3D visualization techniques. Full bio

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Michelle Borkin - physicist
Michelle Borkin is a PhD candidate in applied physics. She works with the Astronomical Medicine Project and interdisciplinary 3D visualization techniques.

Why you should listen

Michelle Borkin’s 3-D imaging work uses tools from astronomy to help doctors visualize patients’ hearts. In 2008, she began PhD work at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is a 2009 TED Fellow, and has been granted a National Science Foundation research fellowship.

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