Adam Wax received dual B.S. degrees in 1993, one in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and one in physics from the State University of New York at Albany, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from Duke University, Durham, NC in 1999. He joined the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a postdoctoral fellow of the National Institutes of Health immediately after his doctorate. Dr. Wax joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in the fall of 2002. He is currently the Theodore Kennedy Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. In 2006, Dr. Wax founded Oncoscope, Inc. to commercialize early cancer detection technology developed in his laboratory. In 2010, he was named as Fellow of the Optical Society of America and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His research interests are in the use of light scattering and interferometry to probe the biophysical properties of cells for both diagnosis of disease and fundamental cell biology studies.