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 R44 grant from Solovol

December 12, 2019

We will now work with Solovol to build a photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging system for whole-organ bioreactor.

Mucong Li received the FIP student speaker award!

December 12, 2019

Big congrats, Mucong.