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Lihong V. Wang

Lihong V. Wang (lhwang@seas.wustl.edu) earned his Ph.D. degree at Rice University, Houston, Texas, under the tutelage of Robert Curl, Richard Smalley, and Frank Tittel. He currently holds the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professorship of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Optical Society of America, the IEEE, and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Biomedical Optics. He chairs the annual SPIE conference on photons plus ultrasound.

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Photoacoustic Microscopy

Since its invention in the 17th century, optical microscopy has revolutionized biomedical studies by scrutinizing the biological realm on cellular levels, taking advantage of its excellent light-focusing capability. However, most biological tissues scatter light highly. As light travels in tissue, cumulative scattering events cause the