Translating Photoacoustic Imaging Advances into Theranostic Applications

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

First lab outing in 2017 fall semester

September 11, 2017

Hiking, BBQ, fishing, and poker at Eno River State Park!!! A relaxed day for PI-LAB.

Wei Liu's paper was published in Journal of Biomedical Optics

September 8, 2017

Wei's first paper was now published online in JBO. Congrats, Wei and all authors.