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 Location: 1427 Fciemas, Box 90281, Durham, NC 27708
- 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 436L: Biophotonic Instrumentation (DR)
- 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)
- Carrasco-Zevallos, OM; Keller, B; Viehland, C; Shen, L; Waterman, G; Todorich, B; Shieh, C; Hahn, P; Farsiu, S; Kuo, AN; Toth, CA; Izatt, JA, Live volumetric (4D) visualization and guidance of in vivo human ophthalmic surgery with intraoperative optical coherence tomography., Scientific Reports, vol 6 (2016) [10.1038/srep31689] [abs].