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 will center 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

Mucong's paper on internal illumination PACT was accepted by JBO

March 5, 2018

A simple but powerful light delivery strategy that may find many clinical applications that are not touchable by traditional photoacoustic imaging! 

Yuan's paper was accepted by JBO

January 15, 2018

Yuan's paper on diffuse-model-aided photoacoustic temperature mapping was accepted for publication in JBO. Congrats, Yuan. 

We received the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Faculty Pilot Research Award

January 15, 2018

With Dr. Lingchong You, we will work on photoacoustic imaging of bacteria!!!