Kelsey Detels (E21) is a junior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering with a penchant for research and a passion for leadership. As a research assistant, she quickly grasped the concepts of cell culture and light-based cancer therapies. She became a valuable member of the iBIT lab and was recently co-author on a paper published in Journal of Biomedical Optics. Her lab mates describe her as fun, reminding everyone to smile and even encouraging high school students during the summer. Not content to confine her talents to the lab, Kelsey has been active elsewhere on campus: she was a grader for the course BME 50 and served as treasurer for two years with the Society of Women Engineers and VP of Finance with the Tufts Engineering Student Council.
The Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award is for outstanding academic work in any of the sciences.