Yaoheng Yang

Yaoheng Yang

Academic Qualifications:

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013

MPhil, Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016


Yaoheng Yang joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in st. louis as a PhD student in 2017. In 2016, he received MPhil degree in Biomedical Engineering the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He got Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013. His research interest is in exploring the fundamental problem in the interaction between ultrasound wave and biological system, and also in translating the fundamental discoveries to imaging and therapeutic application


Journal articles:

Yang, Y., Qiu, Z., Hou, X., & Sun, L. (2017). Ultrasonic Characteristics and Cellular Properties of Anabaena Gas Vesicles. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.

Chunlong Fei†, Yaoheng Yang†, Feifei Guo, Pengfei Lin, Di Li, Yintang Yang, Qifa Zhou and Lei Sun*. PMN-PT Single Crystal Ultrasonic Transducer with Half-concave Geometric Design for IVUS Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Under Revision. (†Equal contribution)


Yang Yaoheng, Xuandi Hou, Qiu Z, Sun L. Enhanced Sonodynamic Therapy Using Oxygen-Rich Nano Gas Vesicle. International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound 2017. (Oral & Travel award).

Yang Yaoheng, Qiu Z, Sun L*. Biogenic nano gas vesicle—An active probe for cellular biophysics. Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference 2015. Suzhou, China. (Oral)

Yang Yaoheng, Z Qiu, C Liu, Y Huang, J Dai, L Sun*. Acoustic characterization of nano gas vesicles. 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 21-24 2015 (Travel award)

Zhihai Qiu, Yaoheng YangLei Sun*. Acoustic mechanogenetics: a noninvasive tool for probing brain function. Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference 2016. (Oral)

Zhihai Qiu, Yaoheng YangLei Sun*. Acoustic mechanogenetics for controlling neuron activity and signaling. Mechanobiology of Disease Meeting 2016, by Biophysical Society, Singapore. (Best poster award)