Recent News

December 12, 2019

Mucong Li received the FIP student speaker award!

Big congrats, Mucong.

November 7, 2019

PI-Lab was awarded the prestigious DIBS Incubator Award

DIBS awards six 2019 research incubator grants, and we are one of the six.

October 27, 2019

Hannah and Yuqi presented at BMES, Philadelphia, PA

Good job, Hannah and Yuqi.

September 5, 2019

PI-Lab was awarded a 5-year R01 by NIH/NINDS to study stroke

Together with our collaborators at Duke, USC, and Mayo Clinic, we will develop novel photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging technology, and study the microvasculature impairment and restoration in ischemic stroke.

August 14, 2019

Tri's review article was accepted for publication in J of Optics

'Listening to tissues with new light: recent technological advances in photoacoustic imaging'

The accepted manuscript can be accessed here 

August 2, 2019

Tri was awarded the Duke Steven Smith Fellowship!

Congrats, Tri! 

July 5, 2019

R43 SBIR Phase I grant funded by NIH/NCI

Collaborating with Sonovol (, we will develop novel photoacoustic imaging to monitor immune response on cancer models.

May 25, 2019

R21 funded by NIH/NIBIB

Together with Drs. Xiaoning Jiang, Gregg Trahey and Talal Dahhan, We are excited to be funded by NIH/NIBIB with a R21 grant to explore photoacoustic imaging guidance of focused ultrasound treatment of thrombosis. Cheers!

April 5, 2019

Mengkun got Master Research Fellowship Award!

Congrats, Mengkun.

March 27, 2019

First R01 funded by NIH/NIBIB

Big congrats to PI-Lab! We are awared a R01 grant by NIH/NIBIB with Dr. Shrike Zhang at Harvard Med, to work on photoacoustic imaging of vascularized organoids for high-throughput drug testing.

December 28, 2018

First pig experiment done with Zhong lab and Duke Urology team

We are now moving internal illumination PAT closer towards clinical impact.

December 19, 2018

Welcome new lab member Tingyang Duan and Dong Zhang

Tingyang is from Shanghai Tech and Dong is from Tsinghua.

November 30, 2018

Junjie is the recipient of the prestigious IEEE Photonic Society 2019 Young Investigator Award!

For pioneering novel photoacoustic imaging that allows probing living tissue functions at unprecedented accuracy, sesitivity, and speed.

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