Faculty

  • Joon-Mo Yang (양준모)

  • Research Professor
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Current Research Interests

    Our research is to develop novel biomedical imaging techniques based on optical (i.e., optics) and acoustical (i.e., ultrasound) methods. Presently, we are interesting in developing advanced imaging systems based on photoacoustic tomography (PAT) and ultrasound imaging to use for endoscopy or minimally-invasive imaging, brain imaging, cancer study, etc.

    PAT is a novel tomographic imaging technique that combines the high contrast benefit of optics and the high-resolution and deep imaging capability of ultrasound. As PAT can provide unique molecular, physiological, and functional information at clinically relevant depths, it is expected that it will mature into a mainstream clinical imaging modality, alongside the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray computed tomography(CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound imaging.

  • Biographical Sketch
    • B.S. in Physics, Seoul National University (1995–2002)
    • Ph.D. in Physics, Seoul National University (2002–2007)
    • Postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2007–2013)
    • Research scientist in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2013–2015)
    • Research professor, in Department of Physics, UNIST (2015–present)
  • Selected Publications
    • L.V. Wang, K. Maslov, and J.-M. Yang, “Miniaturized photoacoustic imaging apparatus including a rotatable mirror,” US patent (granted 31 May 2016, Patent No.: US9,351,705B2).
    • J.-M. Yang, C. Favazza, J. Yao, R. Chen, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “Three-dimensional photoacoustic endoscopic imaging of the rabbit esophagus,” PloS ONE 10(4), e0120269 (2015).
    • J. Yao, L. Wang, J.-M. Yang, K. Maslov, T. Wong, L. Li, C.-H. Huang, Jun Zou, L.V. Wang, “High-speed label-free functional photoacoustic microscopy of mouse brain in action,” Nature Methods 12(5), 407–410 (2015).
    • J.-M. Yang, C. Li, R. Chen, B. Rao, J. Yao, C.-H. Yeh, A. Danielli, K. Maslov, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “Optical-resolution photoacoustic endomicroscopy in vivo,” Biomedical Optics Express 6(3), 918–932 (2015).
    • J.-M. Yang, C. Li, R. Chen, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “Catheter-based photoacoustic endoscope,” Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(6), 066001 (2014).
    • J.-M. Yang, R. Chen, C. Favazza, J. Yao, C. Li, Z. Hu, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “A 2.5-mm diameter probe for photoacoustic and ultrasonic endoscopy,” Optics Express 20(21), 23944– 23953 (2012).
    • J.-M. Yang, C. Favazza, R. Chen, J. Yao, X. Cai, K. Maslov, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “Simultaneous functional photoacoustic and ultrasonic endoscopy of internal organs in vivo,” Nature Medicine 18(8), 1297–1302 (2012).
    • J.-M. Yang, K. Maslov, H.-C. Yang, Q. Zhou, K.K. Shung, and L.V. Wang, “Photoacoustic endoscopy,” Optics Letters 34(10), 1591–1593 (2009).