Recent News

March 5, 2018

Mucong's paper on internal illumination PACT was accepted by JBO

A simple but powerful light delivery strategy that may find many clinical applications that are not touchable by traditional photoacoustic imaging! 

January 15, 2018

Yuan's paper was accepted by JBO

Yuan's paper on diffuse-model-aided photoacoustic temperature mapping was accepted for publication in JBO. Congrats, Yuan. 

January 15, 2018

We received the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Faculty Pilot Research Award

With Dr. Lingchong You, we will work on photoacoustic imaging of bacteria!!!

January 15, 2018

Baningxin Won the Best Poster Award of 2018 MITP Imaigng Technology Fair

Congrats, Bangxin! Well deserved!

January 3, 2018

PI-LAB welcomes Year 2018

Happy New Year and wish everyone a nice and successful 2018


October 17, 2017

Review article published in Trends in Biotechnology

Junjie and Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School) recently published a review article in Trend in Biotechnoloy, dicussing the evolving imaging technologies for new biomaterials development. Check it out.

October 7, 2017

PI-Lab is highlighted by Fitzpatric Institute of Photonics

Our research is featured on the cover of the 10th Duke Broadband published by Fitzpatric Institute of Photonics!

September 27, 2017

Small But High-Speed Steps Closer To Understanding Brain Strokes

Junjie's co-first authored paper in Journal of Biophotonics, entited 'High-speed photoacoustic microscopy of mouse cortical microhemodynamics', was highlighted on Advanced Science News.  http [...]

September 11, 2017

First lab outing in 2017 fall semester

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


September 8, 2017

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

Wei's first paper, entitled 'Photoacoustic thermal flowmetry with a single light source', was now published online in JBO. Congrats, Wei and all authors.

June 4, 2017

View and news on Light: Science and Applications

Junjie's commentary article was published on LSA, in response to a novel non-contact photoacoustic technology developed by Dr. Zemp at Alberta University. Take a look here

May 16, 2017

Junjie's interview about NeuraLink

Junjie was featured by an Inverse Innovation news article about Elon Musk's big idea about brain-computer-interface. Compared with Facebook's quasi-ballistic photons, is Neuralink better? Check it out. 

May 12, 2017

Our opinion about Facebook's big idea of reading your mind

In this interveiw by Dyani Sabin at Inverse Innovation, Junjie talks about "quasi-ballistic" photon technology that Facebook hopes will allow technology to read your mind in the near future. [...]

April 24, 2017

Junjie visited Dr. Hao F. Zhang at Northwestern Univeristy

Junjie paid a visit to Dr. Hao F. Zhang at Northwetern University, Chicago. Dr. Zhang is the pioneer in biophonics, especially visible-light OCT. Thanks for the hospitality, Dr. Zhang.

April 9, 2017

Junjie received MEDx Basic Research Grant

Drs. Junjie Yao and Adela Rambi Cardones (Duke Dermotology) recently received a MEDx grant to develop a handheld photoacoustic probe that can provide high-resolution (5 µm to 50 µm) vasculature imaging in the skin at depths up to 5 mm.

April 9, 2017

Congratulations to Ravi and Bangxin for receiving research fellowships!

Big congrats to Ravi and Bangxin for receiving the prestigious department fellowships for master research! Good job!

February 2, 2017

Junjie just attended SPIE Photonic West 2017 at San Francisco

So many exciting things are happening in the Photoacoustic community! Cheers! 

And the Dr. Lihong Wang's lab reunion was a lot of fun! We are very proud of being a member of this growing family. See if you can find Junjie in this pic. 

January 17, 2017

Junjie received the MEDx Colloquium grant

Drs. Junjie Yao, Pei Zhong and Glenn Preminger received a MEDx grant in support of the colloqium 'Translate Photoacoustic Imaging to Guide Shockwave Lithotripsy of Kidney Stones”.