Dimitri Deheyn a marine biologist who studies ecotoxicology, bioluminescence, biomimicry and more. His expertise is in light production and manipulation in organisms, embracing the full range of scientific opportunities, from fundamental exploration to uses for biomedical, bioengineering and biotechnological applications. Deheyn became interested in microfiber research after finding that these materials fluoresce under imaging conditions used in his lab, and in noticing an increasing number of glowing fibers in his images. Deheyn’s lab at Scripps is currently researching how these microfibers enter and spread in the environment, while also partnering with industry to identify possible avenues to limit plastic pollution and develop remediation strategies.
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