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May 11, 2021 – Guangying Ma passed preliminary examination. Congratulations!

April 19, 2021 – Taehoon Kim received the second place at the Third Annual UIC Bioengineering Research Symposium. Congrats!

March 1, 2021 – Taehoon Kim and Guangying Ma are selected for ARVO 2021 Travel Grants!

February 6, 2021 – Guangying Ma Publishes In Journal of Biophotonics

January 11, 2021 – Tobiloba Adejumo joins us as a BIOE PhD student. Welcome!

January 11, 2021 – Simon Ma joins us as a BIOE PhD student. Welcome!

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October 12, 2020 – Taehoon’s paper on BOE receives top downloads

September 3, 2020 – Yao lab receives new phase 2 SBIR grant from the National Eye Institute of NIH

September 3, 2020 – Dr. Lee and Dr. Yao receives the the R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the NIH! Congratulations!

September 3, 2020 – Dr. Yao receives the CBC Catalyst Award! Congratulations

August 24, 2020 – Minhaj receives the Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award! Congratulations!

May 19, 2020 – Minhaj passes his PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations!

May 7, 2020 – Minhaj Alam is awarded the College of Engineering Graduate Student Award for Exceptional Research Promise

March 9, 2020 – Dr. Hoonsup Kim joins our lab as a Postdoctoral researcher! Welcome!

February 7, 2020 – Dr. Taeyoon Son receives the ARVO 2020 Travel Grant!

January 6, 2020 – Yao Lab receives OCTA R01! Congratulations!

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November 21, 2019 – Yiming passes his PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations!

November 13, 2019 – New Publication in Scientific Reports! Congratulations!

September 1, 2019 – Our lab receives new R01 Grant from NIH/NEI! Congratulations to Dr. Yao and Dr. Toslak!

August 21, 2019 – Mattia Castelnuovo joins our lab as a new MS student! Welcome!

August 21, 2019 – Guangying Ma joins our lab as a new PhD Student! Welcome!

August 21, 2019 – Dave is awarded the T32 Fellowship for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia! Congratulations

July 24, 2019 – Taehoon’s article is featured Journal of Experimental Biology and Medicine! Congratulations!

July 23, 2019 – Taeyoon’s article is featured in Journal of Experimental Biology and Medicine! Congratulations!

June 6, 2019 – Minhaj Alam is awarded a grant from the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness! Congratulations!

May 10, 2019 – Our lab is featured in Bioengineering Spring Newsletter!

May 2, 2019 –  Our lab presents at ARVO 2019 in Vancouver BC, Canada!

April 15, 2019 – Yao lab presented at the BIOE 2019 Symposium!

March 25, 2019 – Our Dr. Yao is inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite https://aimbe.org/press/Yao-COF-4145.pdf

March 21, 2019 –  Dr. Yao was interviewed and featured on UIC Today!

March 15, 2019 – Our lab members Minhaj Alam and Taeyoon Son got invitation to be founding members of the International Ocular Circulation Society. They will join the first annual meeting to be held at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA. Congratulations!

February 25, 2019 – Vignesh is featured on UIC BIOE! Congratulations!

February 2, 2019 – Our lab attended the SPIE 2019 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

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December 14, 2018 – Our lab’s work is highlighted in Advances in Engineering!

December 13, 2018 – Yiming Lu passed his PhD Preliminary Exam! Congratulations!

December 6, 2018 – Dr. Yao is appointed as a fellow of SPIE. Congratulations!

December 1, 2018 – Minhaj Alam was awarded the Provost’s Graduate Research Award. Congratulations!

November 29, 2018 – Dr. Yao is appointed as a fellow of AIMBE. Congratulations!

August 22, 2018 – Vignesh Natarajan joins us as a BIOE MS student. Welcome!

August 22, 2018 – Dave Le joins us as a BIOE PhD student. Welcome!

August 16, 2018 – Minhaj Alam and Yiming Lu are awarded the Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) fellowship. As PECTS trainees, they will be provided with a full graduate student stipend for one year beginning August 16, 2018. They will also receive trainee-related expense support of $1,000 per year for two years plus $1,000 for travel to professional meetings/conferences (totaling $3,000 over two years).

May 18, 2018 – Dr. Yao is selected as a University Scholar. Congratulations!

May 16, 2018 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Minzu University of China.

May 2, 2018 – Our lab member Changgeng Liu’s work featured at ARVO 2018. Congratulations!

January 11, 2018 – Our group is within UIC_Bioengineering_Fall_2017_Newsletter.

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October 1, 2017 – Benquan Wang joins Howard Hughes Medical Institute as a postdoctoral researcher. Congratulations!

September 19, 2017 – Benquan Wang passes his PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations!

August 18, 2017 – Vittora Maneo joins us as a BIOE MS student. Welcome!

August 18, 2017 – Beatrice Pazzucconi joins us as a BIOE MS student. Welcome!

August 7, 2017 – Taehoon Kim joins us as a BIOE PhD student. Welcome!

August 7, 2017 – Asif Anik joins us as a BIOE PhD student. Welcome!

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November 18, 2016 – Dr. Yao is appointed as a Richard and Loan Hill Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UIC. Congratulations on Dr. Yao’s endowed professorship!

June 14, 2016 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Beijing Institute of Technology.

June 3, 2016 – Dr. Yao is awarded as the Departmental Faculty of The Year, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Congratulations!

March 21, 2016– Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Changchun University of Science and Technology.

March 1, 2016 – Welcome Changgeng Liu, PhD to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

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December 8, 2015 – Welcome Dr. Devrim Toslak to join our group as a Visiting Professor.

August 16, 2015 – Welcome Dr. Shaoyan Gai to join our group as a Visiting Professor.

July 1, 2015 – Dr. Yao is elected to Senior Member of SPIE. Congratulations!

June 15, 2015 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

June 1, 2015 – Welcome Damber Thapa, PhD to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

May 1, 2015 – Welcome Taeyoon Son, PhD to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

March 20, 2015 – Welcome Xiaohui Zhao to join our group as a Visiting Professor.

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November 1, 2014 – Dr. Yao’s lab moves to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

September 1, 2014 – Dr. Yao receives a 3-year R01 grant (R01EY024628, $1,034,350) to develop superresolution ophthalmoscopy for in vivo retinal imaging. Congratulations!

September 10, 2014 – Rongwen Lu passes his PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations!

August 15, 2014 – Welcome Yanjun Chen to join our group as a BME PhD student.

August 15, 2014 – Welcome Yiming Lu to join our group as a BME PhD student.

June 23, 2014 – Welcome Yanan Zhi, PhD to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

May 10, 2014 – Benquan Wang is awarded the Round 9 UAB Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP) fellowship ($21,245). Congratulations!

April 17, 2014 – Benquan Wang’s ARVO abstract has been selected by the Annual Meeting Program Committee as a “Hot Topic,” representing the newest and most innovative research being conducted in various specialties. This distinction, awarded to less than 3% of all 2014 Annual Meeting abstracts, also means the research holds potential interest to the press and the public. Congratulations Benquan!

April 1, 2014 – Dr. Yao receives a 5-year R01 grant (R01EY023522, $1,727,050) for functional imaging of retinal photoreceptors. Congratulations!

January 1, 2014 – Qiuxiang Zhang is selected as the Outstanding Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering for 2014. Congratulations!

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December 16, 2013 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Hebei University, Baoding, China

October 8, 2013 – Dr. Yao gives invited talk at the Symposium on Functional Imaging of Visual Systems, FiO/LS 2013.

July 8, 2013 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at Beijing Institute of Technology.

June 14, 2013 – Qiuxiang Zhang is awarded the Carmichael Scholarship ($22,000). Congratulations!

May 10, 2013 – Rongwen Lu is awarded the EPSCoR Graduate Fellowship ($25,000). Congratulations!

April 20, 2013 – Alex took third place (Engineering Section) at the 2013 UAB Expo of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Congratulations!

November 6, 2012 – Dr. Yao delivers invited talk at the SPIE Photonics Asia 2012.

November 6, 2012 – Dr. Yao presents invited seminar at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Beijing.

October 1, 2012 – Dr. Yao is promoted to an Associate Professor (tenured). Congratulations!

October 1, 2012 – Dr. Yao receives a pilot award ($40,000) from the Interdisciplinary Institute for Imaging, UASOM. Congratulations!

September 21, 2012 – Dr. Yao delivers invited talk at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University.

August 6, 2012 – Benquan Wang joins us as a BME PhD student. Welcome!

April 20, 2012 – Alex took third place (Engineering II Section) at the 2012 UAB Expo of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Congratulations!

March 2, 2012 – Qiuxiang took the first place (Session 5, Physical Science & Engineering) at the 2012 UAB Graduate Student Research Days. Congratulations!

January 6, 2012– Our lab research is featured in SPIE Newsroom.

July 15, 2011 – Yichao joins NIH-NEI as a Research Specialist. Congratulations!

June 14, 2011– Our lab research is featured in UAB Reorter.

May 11, 2011 – Congratulations on Yichao’s MS defense.

April 28, 2011 – Congratulations on Qiuxiang’s MS defense.

April 5, 2011 – Dr. Yao delivers invited talk at the 2011 OSA Life Sciences meeting.

March 25, 2011 – Congratulations on Dr. Yao’s NIH-NIBIB R21 grant entitled ‘Angle-resolved polarization signal imaging of early receptor potential’.

February 16, 2011– Yao’s NSF career award is highlighted in UAB NewsOCT News, and Birmingham Science News.

January 29, 2011– Congratulations on Dr. Yao’s NSF CAREER Award ($400,000, 5 years).

January 24, 2011 – Dr. Yao delivers presentation at the 2011 SPIE Bios meeting.

January 23, 2011 – Yichao Li delivers presentation at the 2011 SPIE Bios meeting.

October 23, 2010 – Dr. Yao delivers invited talk at the OSA Fall Vision Meeting 2010.

October 21, 2010– Congratulations on the acceptance of Qiuxiang’s Optics Letters manuscript (“Microlens array recording of localized retinal responses).

August 1, 2010 – Welcome Rongwen Lu to join our group as a BME PhD student.

April 30, 2010– Congratulations on the acceptance of Yichao’s Optics Letters manuscript (“Parallel optical monitoring of visual signal propagation from the photoreceptors to inner retina layers”).

April 1, 2010 – Welcome Shuangyun Shao to join us as a Visiting Professor.

February 23, 2010 – Congratulations on Yangguo’s Optics Express paper.

January 28, 2010 – Congratulations on Yangguo’s first publication! (Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 3, February 1, 2010).

January 28, 2010 – Qiuxiang Zhang delivers presentation at the 2010 SPIE Bios meeting.

January 23, 2010 – Yangguo Li delivers presentation at the 2010 SPIE Bios meeting.

January 23, 2010 – Dr. Yao delivers presentation at the 2010 SPIE Bios meeting.

November 19, 2009 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation in the Department of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

November 18, 2009 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation in the Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

September 1, 2009 – Our research is reported in the ESFA summer 2009.

August 15, 2009 – New publication: X. C. Yao, Intrinsic optical signal imaging of retinal activation, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology 53, 327-333 (2009)

August 13, 2009 – Dr. Yao receives a 2-year NIH R21 grant (1R21RR025788-01) which is supported by the NCRR-TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS program.

August 11, 2009 – Qiuxiang Zhang and Yichao Li join our group as BME graduate students.

May 12, 2009 – New publication: X. C. Yao, L. Liu, and Y. G. Li, Intrinsic optical signal imaging of retinal activity in frog eye, Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences 2, 201–208 (2009)

May 7, 2009 – Yangguo Li and Xincheng Yao deliver presentations on the ARVO 2009 meeting.

January 29, 2009 – Dr. Jinyu Wang joins our lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

January 25, 2009 – Dr. Yao delivers presentation (Reflected light imaging of ON and OFF responses in frog retina) on the SPIE-BIOS 2009, San Jose, CA.

December 17, 2008 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation on the Neuroengineering Conference at the West Pavillion Conference Center, UAB.

December 16, 2008 – Dr. Yao receives a 3-year grant ($200,000) from the DANA Foundation (Brain and Immuno-imaging).

December 9, 2008 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation at the Institute of Physics, Beijing, China.

November 26, 2008 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation on the 7th International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2008), Wuhan, China.

October 3, 2008 – Dr. Yao delivers invited presentation at the Department of Physics (CH 405), UAB.

August 14, 2008 – Yangguo Li joins our group as a BME graduate student.

August 1, 2008 – New publication: X. C. Yao and Y. B. Zhao. Optical dissection of stimulus-evoked retinal activation, Optics Express 16, 12446-12459 (2008)

July 1, 2008 – Dr. Yao receives a 3-year grant ($150,000) from the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama (ESFA).