Joey Jabbour, former graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award for Excellence in Research-Doctoral by The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M.
During her time at Texas A&M, Jabbour was advised by Associate Professor Kristen Maitland. As an honoree, she will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony scheduled for April 27, during which she will receive a watch and framed certificate.
As a graduate student, Jabbour designed, built and tested an in vivo confocal microscope to provide high-resolution images of tissue in the oral cavity to detect cancer in its earliest stages. Her research involved the development and characterization of the instrument and preclinical and clinical testing of the device. To date, she has eight peer-reviewed publications based on her doctoral research.
“Joey Jabbour stands out in her passion, motivation, drive and commitment to research and education,” Maitland said. “Her research applying tunable focus lenses to confocal microscopy has attracted attention in the field of optical imaging.”
The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M each year recognizes graduate students in one of three categories: Excellence in Research-Doctoral, Excellence in Research-Master’s and Excellence in Teaching. The award recipients are chosen by a panel of reviewers, which includes faculty and administrators.