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

Tri won the 2020 John Chambers Scholar Award!!

August 21, 2020

Huge congrats to Tri! Way to go!

PI-Lab was awarded a collaborative R21 grant on photoacoustic imaging of human brain

July 31, 2020

We will work with Dr. Yun Jing at Penn State to develop novel PAT technologies for human brain imaging.

PI-Lab was awarded a collaborative R01 grant on smart wound healing

May 29, 2020

Working with Dr. Shrike Zhang, we will work on photoacoustic imaging guided smart wound healing.