Joseph A. Izatt

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Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Biophotonics is concerned with the application of cutting-edge optoelectronic technologies to problems in the biomedical sciences. My research centers on the application of optical technologies for non-invasive, high-resolution imaging and sensing in living biological tissues. The technologies we use in my laboratory include acousto-optic and integrated-optic devices, femtosecond lasers, and ultrabroadband fiber optic telecommunications equipment. The applications of the systems we build include noninvasive medical diagnostics, in-vivo tomographic microscopes, and high-throughput three-dimensional small animal imaging systems for genomics studies. Our work involves multiple collaborations with engineers, biologists, and physicians at Duke and elsewhere.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor in Ophthalmology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Fellows. Optical Society of America. 2009
  • Fellow. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2008
  • Fellows. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 2007

Courses Taught:

  • BME 271: Signals and Systems
  • BME 436L: Biophotonic Instrumentation (DR)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)

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