Assistant Professor Christine Fleming Selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science
December 16, 2012
Assistant Professor Christine Fleming has been selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30: 2012's Brightest Young Stars. Her research focused on developing tools-optical imaging catheters and real time processing-for imaging the myocardium, to give cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and heart surgeons a view of the heart wall to help diagnose disease and guide treatment of cardiovascular diseases. She wants to develop optical imaging catheters to provide real time monitoring of radiofrequency ablation therapy, a procedure to treat abnormal rhythms of the heart-this will give doctors a better view of the areas that are producing abnormal rhythms. It will also visualize the therapy in real-time to verify efficacy and prevent complications.