Translating Photoacoustic Imaging Advances into Theranostic Impacts

Our research interest is in photoacoustic and optical imaging technologies in life sciences, especially in functional brain imaging and early cancer theranostics.

Our work centers on developing novel photoacoustic technologies and translating the laboratory imaging advances into diagnostic and therapeutic applications for a broad range of diseases.

If you are interested with joining us at Duke, please contact Dr. Junjie Yao (

Recent News

October 30, 2023

Dr. Junjie Yao won 2023 Rising Star of Light Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Yao!

October 23, 2023

It's Easier Being Green with the PAI Lab!

Read more about our groundbreaking work with glassfrogs in the link below: