Summer’s work is highlighted by WashU

Summer’s recent paper on focused ultrasound-mediated intranasal brain drug delivery (FUSIN) was highlighted by the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. We’re very proud of Summer’s work towards the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Keep up the revolutionary research, Summer! You can read the whole post here.

Chen lab awarded $50k in LEAP funding!

Dr. Hong Chen, Chris, and Lu are one of the winners in the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (LEAP) for their work in focused ultrasound-induced liquid biopsy. The goal of the project is to translate the noninvasive technique for blood-based molecular diagnosis of brain diseases. With the LEAP funding, there is additional capital to accelerate […]

Mack won the SfN Trainee Professional Development Award!

Yaoheng (Mack) Yang was selected to receive the 2020 Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) for his work in sonogenetics. This is a highly competitive award given to undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research. Congratulations on the great achievement, Mack!

Open positions for staff scientist, technician, and post-doc

Position Summary:  The Chen Ultrasound Laboratory ( at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) are looking for scientists to join our multidisciplinary team. The position is open to applicants at multiple levels, including the staff scientist, technician, and post-doc. The mission of our lab is to develop innovative ultrasound techniques for improving the lives of […]

Chris was the top Emerging Investigator for 2020!

Christopher Pacia won the award for the top Emerging Investigator for 2020 from the Imaging Elevated: Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators. He was one of the 10 featured presenters that showcased some of the brightest minds in radiology and imaging sciences. Congratulations! For more details on the symposium, please click here. Thank you to the organizers that put […]

Dr. Chen is highlighted by ICTS!

Dr. Chen talks about her fruitful involvement with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Through the resources provided by ICTS, Dr. Chen has worked with the Scientific Editing Service (SES) to strengthen grant applications and manuscripts, was the recipient for the Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP) award in 2019, and much more. […]

The Chen Ultrasound Lab takes IEEE IUS 2020

The following Chen lab presentations will take place during the 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) to be held on September 6-11, 2020 online. 1868: Characterization of Focused Ultrasound- Mediated Brainstem Delivery of Intranasal Administered Agents to be presented by Dezhuang (Summer) Ye in the session MTH: Poster PM – Ultrasound Mediated Delivery II on Tuesday, September 8, 11:30 – 1:30 pm (PST), […]

Chen Ultrasound Lab received $2.5 million from NIH NIBIB!

Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx). The research will build on […]

The noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer with focused ultrasound

Our paper titled “Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy in the brain of a porcine model” is published online in the Scientific Reports. See the article metrics here. See media reports below: Playing with bubbles for science: WashU researchers are developing a noninvasive way to diagnose brain cancer, August 6, 2020 Targeting ultrasound at […]

Chen Ultrasound lab received $500,000 from the Charlie Teo Foundation!

Dr. Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, will address the need for innovative approaches to treating pediatric brain cancer with a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Charlie Teo Foundation. Read more about how we will focus on delivering drugs to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Chen for winning the ISTU Lizzi Award!

Dr. Chen has joined esteemed company as one of the winners of the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award. Dr. Chen presented our seminal research on focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy during the inaugural International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound webinar. We are extremely proud that Dr. Chen continues to be a leader in the groundbreaking research that has […]

Top 100 Oncology paper

Our publication titled “Focused Ultrasound-enabled Brain Tumor Liquid Biopsy” received 2, 169 article views in 2018 and was listed as one of the Top 100 Oncology papers for Scientific Reports in 2018.

Chris has received the CCSN training grant

Chris has received the T32 training grant from the Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience (CCSN) Pathway. Congratulations to him on this achievement!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day our way!

We’re all showing our love for research today with some delicious cake and cupcakes. We appreciate everyone for their hard work and talents.

Ringing in the new year!

We came together as a lab to celebrate all the past achievements from 2019 and to usher in a new decade for the lab! There are many exciting new projects, members, and milestones to look forward to as we enter 2020. We showed off our competitive spirits at bowling, celebrated each other over a delicious […]

Dr. Chen presented at WUSTL chancellor inauguration symposium

On October 3, 2019, Andrew D. Martin was inaugurated as the 15th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. The inauguration of Andrew D. Martin as the 15th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis began with a faculty symposium that explores connections between research and discovery as well as connections to the St. Louis community at […]

Chris received the Student Paper Award!

Christopher Pacia received the Student Paper Award from the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. One of the most prestigious student awards in our ultrasound field! Congratulations! For more details, please see the news report by IUS.

Chen Ultrasound lab received $309,909 from the the National Institute on Aging!

Dr. Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, received a $309,909 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the application of focused ultrasound-mediated drug delivery technique for the treatment of Alzheimer’s […]