Akilan Palaniswami

Akilan Palanisami received the B.Eng. degree in engineering physics and the M.Eng. degree in applied physics from Cornell University in 1997 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2005. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. His current projects include hyperspectral microendoscopy of peritoneal cancers and point of care diagnostic testing.

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Guiding Empiric Treatment for Serious Bacterial Infections via Point of Care B-Lactamase Characterization
For suspected serious bacterial infection in infants, ampicillin administration is a standard treatment (left panel). However, patients with a β-lactamase positive infection may be resistant to this treatment. As delays in effective treatment are correlated with poor patient outcome, rapid... Read more