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

PI-Lab was awarded a new 5-year R01 by NIH/NINDS to study stroke

September 5, 2019

Together with our collaborators at Duke, USC, and Mayo Clinic, we will develop novel photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging technology, and study the microvasculature impairment and restoration in ischemic stroke.

Tri's review article was accepted for publication in J of Optics

August 14, 2019

'Listening to tissues with new light: recent technological advances in photoacoustic imaging'

The accepted manuscript can be accessed here