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: amaralm@wustl.edu

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


Kibeom Park

Ph.D

E-mail: kibeom@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. Electronis  Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
M.S. Electronis  Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
B.S. Electronis  Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Research Interest

OCT, Organoid, Clearing

Hobby

Soccer, Golf

Nabil Hoque

Ph.D

E-mail: hoque@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Optical Science and Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

M.Sc. in Physics, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Research Interest

OCT, Photonic Device

Hobby

Visiting new places, exploring new food


Graduate Student


Senyue Hao

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: h.senyue@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student in 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

Software engineering, OCT system development, Photonic devices, Image processing

Hobby

Badminton, Melodica, Ancient mythology, Linguistics

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; Business Administration, Tsinghua University, 08/2016-07/2020

Research Interest

Cardiovascular study, tissue engineering, optogenetics, iPSC, Drosophila, OCT

Hobby

Badminton, Art, Design

Abby Matt

Ph.D. student

Email: amatt@wustl.edu

Education

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest

Fruit fly project/optogenetic pacing

Hobby

Running

Chao Ren

Ph.D. Student

Email: chao.r@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student in Imaging Science, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2022-Present
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

AJ Adkins

Ph.D. Student

Email: a.adkins@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student. Imaging Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 08/2022-Present
B.A. Physics; Music, Skidmore College, 09/2017-05/2021

Research Interest

Optical imaging, Integrated photonics, Computational tools

Hobby

Music, Rock Climbing

Kaelyn Schloss

Ph.D. Student

Email: k.h.schloss@wustl.edu

Education

Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2022-Present
BS in biomedical engineering and minor in biological sciences, University of Rochester

Research Interest

Multi-photon imaging, cancer research, and tissue clearing.

Hobby

Baking

Yuxuan Wang

Master Student

Email: w.yuxuan@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/2021-Present
B.S. Bioengineering, Anhui University, 09/2016 – 06/2020

Research Interest

Cancer Therapy, Cardiac diseases, Image analysis

Hobby

Dancing, Watching movies

Jiantao Zhu

Master Student

Email: jiantao@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/2021-Present
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing University, 09/2017-06/2021

Research Interest

Image analysis, OCT system

Hobby

Basketball, Dancing, Music

Yilin Li

Master Student

Email: liyilin@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/2021-Present
B.S. Physics, Beijing Normal University, 09/2016-06/2020

Research Interest

OCT System, Neuroscience, Image Analysis

Hobby

Yoga, Cooking

Cheng Xu

Master Student

Email: cheng.xu@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St.Louis, 01/22-Present
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton 01/19-12/21 

Research Interest

OCT system

Hobby

Soccer, Basketball, Athletics

Matthew Fishman

Master Student

Email: m.fishman@wustl.edu

Education

Master. Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/2022-present
B.S. Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis , 09/2018-05/2022

Research Interest

Image processing, computer vision, machine learning

Hobby

Rubik’s cubes, video games

Siming Yin

Master Student

Email: siming@wustl.edu

Education

M.S. Data Analytics and Statistics , Washington University in St. Louis
B.A Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Interest

Data Analytics, machine learning

Hobby

Shopping, cooking, yoga, traveling 


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


Xiangping Ouyang

Email: o.xiangping@wustl.edu

Education

B.S in Computer Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/2021 – Present
B.S. in Mathematics, The College of Wooster, Ohio, 09/2018 – 06/2022

Research Interests

Image analysis

Hobby

Walking around lakes and enjoying the sunshine

 


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.
Yixuan Ming Post Doc