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'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 

Tri was awarded the Duke Steven Smith Fellowship!

August 2, 2019

Congrats, Tri!