Principal Investigator

Kamran Avanaki, PhD

Email: avanaki@uic.edu
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Postdoctoral fellow

Rayyan Manwar, PhD

Field of research: Transfontonelle photoacoustic imaging, 2D and 3D transcranial photoacoustic imaging, and ultrasound transducer design.  

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Visiting scholar

Zahra Turani, PhD candidate

Field of research: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) image analysis of skin melanoma,  extended Huygens-Fresnel (EHF) simulation of OCT.

 

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Graduate students

Karl Kratkiewicz, PhD candidate

Field of research: Photoacoustic computed tomography, development of novel image reconstruction algorithms with the considerations of light illumination and ultrasound detection.

 

Qiuyun Xu, PhD candidate

Field of research: Novel uses of optical coherence tomography in dermatological research, contrast-enhanced OCT imaging of melanoma, and the study of skin aging. 

 

Mohsin Zafar, PhD candidate

Field of research: Spiral laser-scanning photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) of the rodent brain, use of deconvolution and deep learning for the enhancement of PAM images. 

 

James Matchynski, MD/PhD candidate (co-advisor)

Field of research: Direct measurement of neuronal ensemble activity using photoacoustic imaging in the stimulated Fos-LacZ transgenic rat brain. 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Mary Tooma

Field of research: Study of addiction circuitry in the human brain

 

Alumni

Dilara Turk, Dermatology resident at Wayne State Univerity School of Medicine 

Audry Fotouhi, Dermatology resident at Wayne State Univerity School of Medicine 

Nafiseh Mohammadian, Research assistant at CREOL, University of Central Florida

Afreen Fatima, Research assistant at Wayne State University 

Saba Adabi, Research fellow at Mayo Clinic

Ali Hariri, Research assistant at University of California in San Diego

 

Nour Arfat, Research assistant at University of Michigan

 

Nicholas Belly, Research assistant at University of Michigan

 

Fangyuan Zhang, Research assistant at University of South California

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