Joseph A Izatt
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
- Office Phone: (919) 660-5128
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
Professor Izatt's research interests are in the area of biophotonics and include coherence-based biomedical imaging and microscopy, novel technologies for ophthalmic imaging, and nanoscale studies of cellular morphology and dynamics.
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
- BME 271: Signals and Systems
- BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 436L: Biophotonic Instrumentation (DR)
- BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
In the News
- New handheld device could allow for easy retina imaging in children (Aug 10, 2016 | WUNC )
- Acquisition of Spin-out Company Bioptigen to Bring Duke Imaging Technology to New Markets (Jul 28, 2015)
- McNabb, RP; Blanco, T; Bomze, HM; Tseng, HC; Saban, DR; Izatt, JA; Kuo, AN, Method for single illumination source combined optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging of fluorescently labeled ocular structures in transgenic mice., Experimental Eye Research (2016) [abs].
- LaRocca, F; Nankivil, D; DuBose, T; Toth, CA; Farsiu, S; Izatt, JA, In vivo cellular-resolution retinal imaging in infants and children using an ultracompact handheld probe, Nature Photonics (2016) [10.1038/nphoton.2016.141] [abs].
- Pasricha, ND; Shieh, C; Carrasco-Zevallos, OM; Keller, B; Cunefare, D; Mehta, JS; Farsiu, S; Izatt, JA; Toth, CA; Kuo, AN, Needle Depth and Big-Bubble Success in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: An Ex Vivo Microscope-Integrated OCT Study., Cornea (2016) [abs].
- Keller, B; Cunefare, D; Grewal, DS; Mahmoud, TH; Izatt, JA; Farsiu, S, Length-adaptive graph search for automatic segmentation of pathological features in optical coherence tomography images., Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol 21 no. 7 (2016) [10.1117/1.JBO.21.7.076015] [abs].
- Kuo, AN; Verkicharla, PK; McNabb, RP; Cheung, CY; Hilal, S; Farsiu, S; Chen, C; Wong, TY; Ikram, MK; Cheng, CY; Young, TL; Saw, SM; Izatt, JA, Posterior Eye Shape Measurement With Retinal OCT Compared to MRI., Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 57 no. 9 (2016), pp. OCT196-OCT203 [abs].