2013: Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in
St. Louis, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the
National Science Foundation (NSF) to study oxygen consumption
rates of individual cells using photoacoustic microscopy, a
novel imaging technology he developed that uses light and sound
to measure change.
2012: Lihong Wang, PhD, has received a National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award to explore
novel imaging techniques using light that promise significant
improvements in biomedical imaging and light therapy.
One of only 11 recipients of the highly competitive award, Wang
was selected from among 600 applicants. The award supports
individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose
pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to major
challenges in biomedical and behavioral research, according to
The award will provide Wang with a total budget of $3.8 million
over five years.
2012: Dr. Lihong
Wang will be giving the following plenary lectures:
SPIE Photonics Europe, 16 - 19 April 2012, The Square Conference
Ctr., Brussels, Belgium:
Biomedical Optics (BIOMED), 28 April - 2 May 2012, Miami,
Florida, United States:
ISBI 2012, 2 - 5 May, Barcelona, Spain:
2011: Our recent
paper is about to be published on-line at Angewandte Chemie as a
[Grigory S. Filonov, Arie Krumholz], Jun Xia, Junjie Yao, Lihong
V. Wang*, Vladislav V. Verkhusha*, "Deep-tissue photoacoustic
tomography of a genetically encoded near-infrared fluorescent
probe," Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Coming soon.
2011: Junjie Yao's
recent paper, "Label-free
oxygen-metabolic photoacoustic microscopy in vivo," is
highlighted in SPIE Professional Magazine:
Dr. Lihong Wang was awarded the C. E. K. Mees Medal for “seminal
contributions to photoacoustic tomography and Monte Carlo
modeling of photon transport in biological tissues and for
leadership in the international biophotonics community.” Announced
at the OSA Congress on Optics in the Life Sciences, Monterey, CA
on April 4, 2011.
has been identified as a "hot article" for Journal of Materials
Chemistry and highlighted on their blog (http://blogs.rsc.org/jm/):
Chulhong Kim, Hyon-Min Song, Xin
Cai, Junjie Yao, Alexander Wei and Lihong V. Wang, “In vivo
photoacoustic mapping of lymphatic systems with plasmon-resonant
nanostars,” Journal of Materials Chemistry,
DOI:10.1039/C0JM04194G (Feb. 2011).
2010: Best Poster Award to Song Hu, Gordon Conference on Lasers in
Medicine and Biology, Plymouth, NH. Song Hu, Konstantin Maslov,
Jeffrey M. Arbeit, Jin-Moo Lee, Lihong V. Wang,
“Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy for Biomedical
following paper is highlighted in
Science to Practice by Radiology:
Erpelding, Chulhong Kim, Manojit Pramanik, Ladislav Jankovic,
Konstantin Maslov, Zijian Guo, Julie A. Margenthaler, Michael D.
Pashley, and Lihong V. Wang, “Sentinel Lymph Nodes in the Rat:
Noninvasive Photoacoustic and US Imaging with a Clinical US
System,” Radiology 2010;256(1) 102–110 (July 2010).
2010: A review paper by C. Kim, C.
Favazza, and L. V. Wang has been featured on the cover of
C. Favazza and L. V. Wang, “In Vivo Photoacoustic Tomography
of Chemicals: High-Resolution Functional and Molecular
Optical Imaging at New Depths,” Chemical Reviews, Vol.
110(5), pp. 2756-2782 (May 2010).
Lihong Wang and Hsin-I Wu
receive Goodman Book Writing Award (List
of winners) from SPIE and OSA.
and WASHINGTON, D.C., USA -- Lihong V. Wang and Hsin-I Wu are
recipients of the 2010 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for
their book Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging, the
Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE have announced.
From the New
Lihong V. Wang
J. Biomed. Opt. Vol. 15, 010101 (Feb. 18, 2010)
PDF (56 kB).
2010: Highlights of 2009
by the journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology
M. Pramanik, K. H. Song, M. Swierczewska, D. Green, B.
Sitharaman, and L. V. Wang, “In vivo carbon nanotube-enhanced
non-invasive photoacoustic mapping of the sentinel lymph node,”
Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54, 3291–3301 (May 2009).
2010: Best Paper Award
to Konstantin Maslov, Photons Plus Ultrasound Conference,
Photonics West, SPIE, San Francisco, California. Konstantin
Maslov, Geng Ku, and Lihong V. Wang, “Photoacoustic microscopy
with submicron resolution,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7564,
75640W (2010); doi:10.1117/12.841919. [PDF]
2009: Best Poster Award to Song Hu, Photons Plus Ultrasound Conference, Photonics West, SPIE. Song Hu, Konstantin Maslov, Lihong V. Wang, “Monitoring the healing process of laser-induced microvascular lesions using optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy,” Proc. SPIE 7177, 71772I (2009). DOI: 10.1117/12.809327. [PDF]
13 May 2009: SPIE announced the appointment of Lihong V. Wang of Washington University in St. Louis as editor of the Journal of Biomedical Optics (effective January 1, 2010).
The following book was recently published:
L.V. Wang, Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy (CRC, 2009)
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