Roarke Horstmeyer

Roarke Horstmeyer

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Summer 2018)

Roarke Horstmeyer will join Duke on July 1, 2018, as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

Dr. Horstmeyer is interested in exploring new ways to capture and process biomedical images. He develops microscopes, cameras and computer algorithms for a wide range of applications, from forming 3D reconstructions of organisms to detecting neurons deep within tissue. His work lies at the intersection of optics, biology, signal processing and optimization.

A doctoral graduate of Caltech’s electrical engineering department, Dr. Horstmeyer is currently an Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow with the Judkewitz lab at Charitè Medical School in Berlin, where he is working to apply digital optical phase conjugation in neuroscience.  He earned a master of science from the MIT Media Lab and bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Japanese from Duke University.

Education

  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2015
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • BS, Duke University, 2006

Research Interests

New ways to capture and process biomedical images; development of microscopes, cameras and computer algorithms for a wide range of applications.