Lab members at the Durham Bulls game

July 27, 2023

BIOS and Bulls Win!

This past Taco Tuesday, the BIOS lab visited the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to see the Durham Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights on STEM night. It was an exciting game complete with a come back win for the Bulls. We even made it on the jumbotron ...TWICE

Dr. Wax and Haoran in CIEMAS after the defense

June 6, 2023

Congratulations Dr. Haoran Zhang!

As a great collaborator once said "Anotha One." Last week the BIOS lab celebrated another successfull PhD defense. Haoran has been a member of the lab for a long time, begining as a young masters student and growning into a senior PhD student role. During his time here [...]

March 21, 2023

Congratulations Dr. Kendall

The BIOS lab is pleased to announce that we have producted yet another PhD graduate earlier this month. Wesley Kendall successfully defeneded his work on clinical OCT and a/LCI projects with a focus on spectroscopic OCT diagonstics performed on colon polyps. During his time [...]

February 21, 2023

Look Out for the BIOS lab at Optica Biophotonics Congress

The BIOS lab is going to have a strong presences at this spring's Optica (formerly OSA) Biophotonics Congress with 4 oral presentations. Cindy, Trey, George, and Albert will be representing the lab in Vancover this April. We will share the exact date, time, and location of [...]

February 3, 2023

Holographic Cytometry Textbook Chapter

Last summer Cindy, Hillel, and Adam wrote a chapter titled Holographic Cytometry: Imaging of Cells in Flow for the Joseph Rosen edited textbook, Holography - Recent Advances and Applications, from IntechOpen. The full textbook is now published and available. Our abstract is [...]

November 2, 2022

Happy BIOS Halloween!

For Halloween this year Cindy lead the lab in a group costume of the animals from the animated movies Madagascar. From left to right: Jiayun as Marty the Zebra, Cindy as Skipper the penguin, Trey as Private the penguin, Albert as Rico the penguin, George as Kowalsky the [...]

April 28, 2022

BIOS Lab Students Present Research at Annual Biophotonics Congress

This April, our lab's very own Trey Highland and Albert Rancu attended the annual Biophotonics Congress, hosted by Optica, in Fort Lauderdale

March 18, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Evan Jelly!

Congratulations to Dr. Evan Jelly who successfully defended his Ph.D on March 18th, 2022.

January 31, 2022

The BIOS Lab Returns To Annual SPIE Photonics West

Last week the BIOS Lab traveled to San Francisco to participate in SPIE Photonics West - one of the world's largest annual meetings showcasing advances in research and technology related to all things photonics.

January 14, 2022 | Optica Publishing

Deep Imaging OCT is Top Download

Our lab's most recent publication exploring Dual-Axis OCT's ability to probe OCT signal deeper into highly scattering tissue (such as skin) was the most downloaded article for December 2021 and January 2022 for the journal Biomedical Optics Express.

December 10, 2021 | Duke University

Eye Imaging Technology Breaks Through Skin by Crossing Beams

Our recent work using Dual-Axis OCT describes how we pushed OCT to greater depth for imaging skin.

December 1, 2021 | Duke University

New post on our latest paper using holographic cytology to scan cells for signs of heavy metal exposure

Measuring the variability of thickness within thousands of cells per minute spots physical signs of cancer and carcinogenic exposure.

Dr. Ge Song

November 17, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ge Song!

Congratulations to Dr. Ge Song who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Development of Low-cost Imaging Tools for Screening of Retinal Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease" on November 17th, 2021. 

Steven, Hillel, Julianna, and Cindy together in front of the BMES sign in Orlando, FL

October 21, 2021

BIOS Lab Presents Research at BMES

This October four PhD students from our lab attended the Biomedical Engineers Society's annual conference.

JBO article

October 4, 2021

Front Page News! OCT for monitoring transplant rejection chosen as cover article for recent issue of the Journal Of Biomedical Optics.

Our recent article by Jelly et al has been selected as the cover article for the most recent issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE.

Duke BME

August 20, 2021

Julianna Bordas awarded Departmental Second Year Fellowship!

Julianna Bordas has been named a Thurstone Medical Imaging Fellow by Duke BME department.

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August 3, 2021 |

Evan Jelly invited to speak at first BioPhotonics Conference, October 26

Jelly reviews recent progress in developing Dual-Axis OCT (DA-OCT) as a powerful diagnostic tool to image deeper into highly scattering tissue.

SPIE Digital Optical Technologies

June 21, 2021 |

Dr. Wax provides keynote talk at SPIE meeting

Dr. Wax discusses methods for seeing deeper into engineered samples with dual-axis OCT at this year's SPIE's Digital Optical Technologies meeting.

SPIE logo

May 26, 2021

Evan Jelly receives SPIE Scholarship

Congratulations to Evan Jelly for being awarded a 2021 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE!

Dr. Han Sang Park

September 4, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Han Sang Park!

Congratulations to Dr. Han Sang Park who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Development of Quantitative Phase Imaging as a Diagnostic Modality with High-Throughput Implementation" on September 4th, 2020. 

Zach Steelman

June 6, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Zach Steelman!

Zach Steelman successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Novel instrumentation for optical screening of epithelial dysplasia."

Two pictures of different colored layers, one mostly blue and green stripes and the other blue and black

May 14, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Retinal Texture Could Provide Early Biomarker Of Alzheimer’s Disease

New imaging technique combines two technologies to spot early warning signs of Alzehimer’s disease in mice

December 19, 2019

Low-cost OCT paper is a 2019 top download

The low-cost OCT system demonstrated by Sanghoon Kim, Prof. Wax, and the BIOS lab has continued to attract broad interest.

December 19, 2019

OCT through a borescope garners top download honors

A recent paper by Evan Jelly, Zach Steelman, and Prof. Wax demonstrated high quality OCT imaging of knee cartilage through an endoscopic borescope, a development that could aid arthroscopic surgery.  This work was one of the most downloaded articles from Optics Letters in [...]

July 23, 2019

Clinical low-cost OCT paper catching eyes

The recent work first-authored by Ge Song is one of Translational Vision Science and Technology's most viewed articles of the month.  Click here to read "First Clinical Application of Low-Cost OCT."

July 23, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Will Eldridge!

Will Eldridge is our newest Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering.  Will defended his thesis entitled "Development of optical tools for the assessment of cellular biomechanics," which describes a variety of new quantitative phase imaging methods he developed to [...]

May 13, 2019

Light scattering review paper is an Optica top download

A newly published paper by Zach Steelman, Derek Ho, Ken Chu, and Professor Wax appearing in Optica has been ranked as the journal's third most downloaded item in the month of April 2019.  Entitled "Light-scattering methods for tissue diagnosis," this review article surveys [...]

May 13, 2019

Congrats to Yang, Sanghoon, and Derek!

Three BIOS Lab graduate students became graduated students this weekend, receiving their diplomas to become newly minted Doctors of Philosophy.  Congratulations to Drs. Yang Zhao, Sanghoon Kim, and Derek Ho!

April 11, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Ho

Congrats to Derek Ho, who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Development of Optical Technologies for Comprehensive Screening of Cervical Epithelial Health" on March 20, 2019!  

July 20, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Sanghoon Kim!

It's defense season in the BIOS Lab, as Sanghoon Kim successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Thursday, July 19. Congratulations, Dr. Kim!

July 11, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Yang Zhao!

Duke BME's newest Ph.D. is now Dr. Yang Zhao, who successfully defended his thesis project entitled "Deep tissue imaging with dual axis optical coherence tomography" on July 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Zhao!

May 29, 2018

Professor Wax goes to China

Dr. Adam Wax traveled to China in May to deliver an invited talk at the 138th Optoelectronics Forum.

May 9, 2018

Haoran Zhang receives fellowship

Master's student Haoran Zhang  has received a Student Research Fellowship from the Biomedical Engineering department for his project entitled “Computational Reconstruction of Angular Scattering Profiles Using a Single Multi-Mode Fiber.” Congratulations, Haoran!

March 15, 2018

Low-cost OCT paper is #1 download

A new paper by Sanghoon Kim and co-authors from the BIOS Lab was the top-ranked download from the journal Biomedical Optics Express in February 2018.  The article, titled "Design and implementation of a low-cost, portable OCT system," describes how a fully functional [...]

February 6, 2018

Speckle reduction paper is a top 10 download in January

Another work first-authored by Yang Zhao has been designated a Top Download.  In the month of January 2018, his paper was the 9th most downloaded article from the journal Biomedical Optics Express.  Entitled "Real-time speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography using [...]

July 6, 2017

Dual-axis OCT paper is journal's #3 "Top Download"

A recent paper by Yang Zhao and other members of the BIOS Lab has garnered a Top Download distinction.  Their paper, "Dual-axis optical coherence tomography for deep tissue imaging," which appeared in Optics Letters' 12th issue of 2017, was the journal's third most [...]

April 7, 2017

Quantitative phase imaging of cell disorder receives media attention

One of our lab's recent research papers has caught the notice of the press.  An article in New Atlas highlights the findings of a Biophysical Journal paper, published by Ph.D. student Will Eldridge and Professor Wax along with co-authors Zach Steelman and Brianna Loomis.   [...]

April 7, 2017

MS Student Jawad Hoballah Receives Inaugural Fellowship

Congratulations to Jawad Hoballah!  Jawad was one of 11 Duke BME Master's students to receive the newly created Student Research Fellowship. Pratt News  

August 8, 2016

We bid farewell to Jason

After three years at the BIOS laboratory, we say goodbye to Jason...  

May 12, 2016

BIOS lab work featured at

BIOS lab work by Jason Maher and Yang Zhao featured on Recent papers on OCT & Raman spectroscopy and on spectroscopic OCT for characterizing burns  

May 12, 2016

BIOS lab members attend OSA BIOMED congress

The OSA BIOMED congress in Hollywood, FL was great fun. Presentations by our group included: Clinical Detection of Cervical Dysplasia Using Angle-resolved Low Coherence Interferometry by Derek Ho Guidance [...]

October 11, 2015

Adam Wax gives the Modern Optics and Spectroscopy Seminar at MIT

October 13, 2015 Cambridge, MA Nanoscale Imaging and Sensing of Live Cells  

April 11, 2013

Derek Ho presents a/LCI cervix results at SPIE/NIH Biophotonics from Bench to Bedside conference

September 24-25, 2015 Bethesda, MD Angle-resolved low coherence interferometry for the detection of cervical dysplasia in vivo