Congratulations Dr. Chris Pacia!

Dr. Chris Pacia defended his thesis in April and has successfully earned his PhD from WashU! Chris has been an invaluable member of the lab since he joined and he is very proud of the work he accomplished these past few years. Chris will begin his next chapter as an Associate Consultant at Triangle Insights […]

Outstanding Job by Chen Lab Members at 21st Annual ISTU

An overall six members of the Chen Ultrasound Lab were accepted to give oral presentations at the 21st Annual International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound. Each member gave amazing presentations, either virtually or in person, and everyone enjoyed sharing about their wonderful accomplishments in the lab. Congratulations to Lu Xu and Kevin Xu for being selected […]

Postdoc opening in the Chen Ultrasound Lab at WashU!

Position Summary: Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in the Chen Ultrasound Lab at the Washington University in St. Louis. The mission of the Chen Ultrasound Lab is to develop innovative ultrasound techniques for improving the lives of patients with brain diseases. We are seeking candidates to work on multiple projects, including (1) Sonogenetics for noninvasive and […]

Yan’s paper on large volume brain drug delivery is accepted!

Yan Gong’s paper, titled “Comparison of sonication patterns and microbubble administration strategies for focused ultrasound-mediated large-volume drug delivery”, has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Her paper highlights optimal strategies for achieving efficient and homogeneous large-volume drug delivery at brainstem, thus providing guidance for future clinical application of FUS-mediated DIPG treatment. Congratulations to […]

Congratulations Chris on the BME Outstanding Dissertation Award!

Christopher Pacia was awarded the WashU BME Outstanding Dissertation Award. This award is presented to doctoral students who have achieved candidacy during their doctoral program and whose research exemplifies innovation and great significance in the field and society. Congratulations Chris and good luck in your post-graduation journey!

Zhongtao’s work is highlighted by WashU

Our work on developing a low-cost focused ultrasound device was highlighted by the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. We’re very excited to share our easy-to-use device that will reduce the barriers to adopting focused ultrasound. We expect that this device could be manufactured by research groups without ultrasound background and […]

Our work is 3 of the top news stories in BME WashU!

In 2021, major developments in BME are highlighted by the McKelvey School of Engineering. And over the past year, the top 10 news stories have included 3 of our reports! We’re very thankful to have this kind of impact at WashU and we’re excited to see what 2022 and beyond will bring. You can read […]

Welcome to our newest graduate students!

We’re excited to welcome the next cohort of graduate students to the Chen Ultrasound Lab, Chinwendu Chukwu and Siaka Fadera. They are both extremely smart and talented and we look forward to seeing their growth over the next few years. We’re glad to have you!

Great job everyone at the 181st ASA Meeting!

Members of the Chen Ultrasound Lab were accepted to present at the 181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. We were very excited for the opportunity to share the amazing work our team has been working on, participate in the Biomedical Acoustics Best Student Poster/Presentation Competition, and visit the University of Washington where Dr. Chen […]

Sonobiopsy shows improved sensitivity in tumor detection

Our paper titled “Sonobiopsy for minimally invasive, spatiotemporally-controlled, and sensitive detection of glioblastoma-derived circulating tumor DNA” is published online in Theranostics. Congratulations to Chris, Jinyun, and everyone involved in building the “third pillar for brain tumor management by substantially advancing brain cancer diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and recurrence detection.” It has been highlighted by many media […]

Sonothermogenetics was highlighted by NIBIB

Our work on sonothermogenetics was featured on the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Newsroom as an “engineering approach [that] could help address the public health problem created by the growing number of individuals affected by neurological disorders worldwide by offering non-invasive treatment alternatives to patients.” Congratulations to Mack and everyone involved for paving […]

Dr. Chen awarded $2.1M to investigate iSonogenetics

Hong Chen, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, plans to develop and validate an incisionless treatment delivery method —named iSonogenetics — in animals with a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health. The […]

Postdocs & Staff Scientists at Chen Ultrasound lab

Position Summary: Multiple NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate and Staff Scientist positions are available in the Chen Ultrasound Lab located at the Medical School of Washington University in St. Louis. The mission of the Chen Ultrasound Lab is to develop innovative ultrasound techniques for improving the lives of patients with brain diseases. We are seeking candidates to work on multiple projects, […]

Congratulations Mack on the ISTU student award!

Yaoheng (Mack) Yang was awarded the Nadine Barrie Smith Student Award at the 20th Annual International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound. The award recognizes exemplary student achievements at the ISTU Annal Symposium. Congratulations on the award and keep up the great work, Mack! Click here for more information on the Nadine Barrie Smith Award.

Congratulations Mack on the Trainee Highlight Award!

Yaoheng (Mack) Yang was awarded the Trainee Highlight Award at the 2021 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting. This is a great honor to highlight Mack’s excellent work in the field. Congratulations on the award and keep up the great work, Mack!

Congratulations to Summer and Chris for their poster awards!

ummer and Chris each received an award for the best poster at the Oncologic Imaging Program (OIP) poster session. Their interdisciplinary work used ultrasound and imaging to address oncologic challenges. We appreciate the opportunity to present our work to the WashU community. Let’s keep representing the Chen Ultrasound Lab and showcase our significant work! For more […]

Congratulations Dr. Zhu!

Dr. Lifei Zhu successfully defended her thesis. Dr. Zhu has been very productive during the past years and we are so proud and happy to see her recognized for her hard work. You are the model for the other students in the lab. Good luck to you as you move forward with your career!

New interdisciplinary learning series

The Chen Ultrasound Lab recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary research. To expand our breadth of knowledge, we are dedicating time each month to learn the fundamental principles for our interdisciplinary work. As organized by Kevin, each lab member is in charge with learning and creating a webcast for a chapter in one of the pivotal […]

Congratulations to Dr. Chen for the promotion!

Dr. Chen has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Oncology! Since joining WashU, Dr. Chen has helped pave the way for focused ultrasound research to improve the lives of patients with brain diseases by developing innovative techniques. We look forward to working hard and achieving the next milestone with […]