Professor


CHAO ZHOU

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA)

Tel: 314-935-1296
Email: chaozhou@wustl.edu
Office: Whitaker Hall, Room 390E

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of Pennsylvania 2007
M.S. Physics, University of Pennsylvania 2003
B.S. Physics, Peking University 2001

Short Biography

Dr. Chao Zhou graduated from Peking University in China (B.S., 2001), obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania (2007), and received post-doctoral training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhou joins the McKelvey Engineering School from Lehigh University, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering. He joined Lehigh in 2012 as an assistant professor and served as the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor from 2015-2017. Dr. Zhou has extensive experience in biophotonics and has contributed to the development and validation of novel imaging modalities for various applications ranging from measuring the brain function to monitoring cancer treatments. Dr. Zhou has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a senior member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal. 

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Research Scientist


Elena Gracheva

Ph.D.

Email: gracheva@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. in  Molecular Genetics, Institute of Gene Biology RAS (Moscow, Russia)
M.S. in Biotechnology, Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (Moscow, Russia)
B.S. in Agronomy and Pest Control, Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (Moscow, Russia)

Research Interest

Gene regulation, Optogenetics,  Drug Discovery.

Hobby

Skiing, hiking, cooking, dog psychology.

Marcello Magri Amaral

Ph.D.

Email: marcellomagri@gmail.com

Education

Ph.D.in Nuclear Technology – Biophotonics, University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
M.S. in Nuclear Technology – Spectroscopy, University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
B.S. Physics, University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Research Interest

OCT, Biophotonics, Optical Diagnosis

Hobby

Soccer, Gardening, Handcrafting


Postdoctoral Researcher


Yixuan Ming

Ph.D

E-mail: yixuanming@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University
B.S. Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interest

OCT, iPSC, Tumor/brain/heart organoids

Hobby

Hiking, Skiing

Balveer Painam

Ph.D

E-mail: painam@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D: Electronics and Communication Engineering, Thapar University 
Masters: Optoelectronics and Communication Engineering. Northumbria University
B.Tech: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, JNTU 

Research Interest

Photonics, ML & AI

Hobby

Tennis, Cooking


Graduate Student


Senyue Hao

Ph.D. Student

Email: h.senyue@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student. Electrical System and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2020-Present
B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 09/2016 – 06/2020

Research Interest

Image denoising, OCT system development

Hobby

Badminton, Music

Melena Abijaoude

Ph.D. Student

Email: abijaoude.melena@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. Student in Imaging Science, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University
B.S Computer Engineering, St Louis University

Research Interest

OCT, computational imaging, computer vision, machine learning

Hobby

Tennis, Cycling, Oil Painting, Hiking, Camping

Anna Goestenkors

Ph.D. Student

Email: a.goestenkors@wustl.edu

Education

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from University of Louisville
Master of Engineering in Bioengineering from University of Louisville

Research Interest

OCT System Development, 3D Imaging of Placenta

Hobby

Music, Reading, Cooking

Fei Wang

Ph.D. Student

Email: f.wang1@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 08/2021-Present
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 08/2016-07/2020

Research Interest

Image analysis, neuroscience, OCT system

Hobby

Badminton, Musical, archery, dancing

Chao Ren

Master Student

Email: chao.r@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Electrical System and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2021-Present
M.S. Computer Science, Saint Louis University 09/19-06/21
B.S. Computational Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China 09/15-06/19

Research Interest

Image Analysis, Deep Learning

Hobby

Board Game, Cooking


Technician


Hongwu Liang

Technician

Email: hliang@wustl.edu

Education

M.D. Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University
B.S. Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University

Research Interest

OCT

Hobby

Fishing, Soccer


Undergraduate Student


Abby Matt

Email: amatt@wustl.edu

Education

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student

Research Interest

Fruit fly project/optogenetic pacing

Hobby

Running

Matthew Fishman

Email: m.fishman@wustl.edu

Education

B.S. Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2018-Present

Research Interest

Image processing, computer vision, machine learning

Hobby

Rubik’s cubes, video games

Artorius(Yizhe) Zhang

Email: yizhe@wustl.edu

Education

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student

Research Interest

OCT cover design, Logo design

Hobby

Reading, long-distance running, learning

Evelyn (Zhiyao) Xu

Email: xuzhiyao@wustl.edu

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Major in Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2018-Present

Research Interest

Imaging processing, machine learning, logo design

Hobby

Skiing, swimming, fine arts, e-sport, cat

Samuel Liu

Email: skliu@wustl.edu

Education

Double Major in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Research Interest

Machine learning, artificial intelligence architectures, medicine

Hobby

Piano, history facts

Doan Bao Chau “Katie” Thai

Email: d.thai@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. and B.S. Biomedical Engineering
B.A. Physics at Greenville University

Hobby

Hiking, Travel, Photography

 


Alumni

Name Time at Z-lab Role at Z-lab Placement
Aneesh Alex 11/2012-03/2015 Post-doctoral Associate Visiting Scientist (GlaxoSmithKline), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Xianxu Zeng 11/2013-10/2014 Visiting Scholar Director, Pathology Department, the 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China
Yutao Ma 06/2012-09/2012 Visiting Scholar Associate professor, Software Engineering, Wuhan University, China
Qing Xu 07/2014-09/2014 Visiting Scholar Shanghai, China
Mingming Chen (Brain Chan) 09/2015-09/2016 Visiting Student Graduate student at Wuhan University, China
Charly Caredda 06/2013-08-2013 M.S., TELECOM Saint – Etienne  
Fengqiang Li 06/2012-08/2012 M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student at Northwestern University
Andre Sukernik 12/2013-05/2015 B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Jonah Kohen 06/2013-08/2013 B.S., Computer Engineering Graduate student at Stanford University
Katherine Vojir 06/2012-09/2012 B.S., Bioengineering Biomaterials Research Engineer at DSM
Nicole Pirozzi 09/2012-05/2014 B.S., Bioengineering Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Europe
Luisa Geopfert 09/2015-02/2016 Exchange Student Lehigh University
Dana McAllister 09/2012-05/2014 High school student Undergraduate student at Stevens Institute of Technology
Yuan Ning 09/2016-06/2017 Visiting Student Tufts University
Jinda Pan 09/2016-06/2017 Visiting Student Tianjin University
Canyu Li 08/2016-08/2017 Visiting Scholar Deputy Director, The 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China
Penghe Wu 08/2015-09/2017 Ph.D. candidate  
Xialin Sang 07/2017-10/2017 Visiting Student Undergraduate student at Hainan University
Jia Rao 01/2016-05/2017 Undergraduate Student Graduate Student at Cornell University
Ian Rubinoff 01/2016-05/2017 Undergraduate Student Ph.D. student at Northwestern University
Qiongyu Guo   Research Scientist Southern University of Science and Technology
Tao xu 08/2016-01/2018 Visiting Student Wuhan University
Xiaofang Wang 02/2017-02/2018 Visiting Student Zhengzhou University
Jinming Wang 08/2017-02/2018 Visiting Student Zhengzhou University
Mudabbir Badar 08/2016-12/2018 Postdoc Kochi University of Technology
Yongyang Huang 09/2013–05/2019 Ph.D Lehigh University
Lian Duan 09/2015–12/2018 M.S. Lehigh University
Jason Syu 09/2016-05/2018 M.S. Lehigh University
Yuanhao 09/2017-05/2018 M.S. Lehigh University
Junchao Liu   Visiting Student Computer Science, Wuhan University
Luisa Goepfert 09/2015-12/2015 Visiting Student  
Rhea Malhotra   High School Student Moravian Academy Upper School
Guoyan Liu 11/2018–07/2019 Visiting Scholar Weifang Medical University
Zhiwen Yang 01/2019–08/2019 Visiting Student  
Jingyun Zou   Ph.D. student  
Zhao Dong   Ph.D.  
Jason Jerwick   Ph.D.  
Jing Men   Ph.D.  
Guangming Ni   Postdoc  
Boyang Zhang   M.S.