August 2022

Welcome to the lab to our newest graduate student Shruthi Srinivasan!

Congratulations to Derek Chan and Courtney Trutna Paley who completed their Thesis Proposals. 

Also congraulations to Dr. Anna Knight whose paper Parametric Analysis of SV Mode Shear Waves in Transversely Isotropic Materials Using Ultrasonic Rotational 3D SWEI was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. You can check it out here



June 2022

Welcome to our newest graduate student Wren Wightman! We are excited to have you on board!

Congratulations to Derek Chan and Spencer Moavenzadeh who presented their research at the Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization International Symposium. Derek's presentation was entitled "3D Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Screening and Image-Guided Targeted Biopsy of the Prostate: Technical Successes and Limitations to Date in an Ongoing Clinical Trial" and Spencer's was entitled "Prostate Biopsy Needle Deflection Variance and Prediction"

Also congraulations to Derek Chan who traveled to Colorado to present at the Artimino Conference on "Ultrasound Elastography for Targeted Prostate Biopsy Guidance"

May 2022

Congratulations to three of our labs most recent graduates who all came back to Durham to be hooded at the Duke PhD hooding ceremony.

 Dr. Cody Morris, Dr. Kathryn Nightingale, Dr. Katelyn Flint, Dr. Gregg Trahey, Dr. Anna Knight, and Dr. Bofeng Zhang


Also congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Felix Jin who successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Deep Learning Based Uncertainty Quantification for Improving Clinical Diagnostic Tools"

April 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Nightingale who won the Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). You can read more about it at

Additionally, congratulations to Dr. Ned Rouze whose paper "Phase and group velocities for shear wave propagation in an incompressible, hyperelastic material with uniaxial stretch" was published in Physics in Medicine and Biology. Check it out here




March 2022

Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Knight who defended her dissertation entitled "Characterizing Shear and Tensile Anisotropy in Skeletal Muscle using Ultrasonic Rotational 3D Shear Wave Elastography"


February 2022

Check out this article on Dr. Nightingale's collaboration with Dr. Lisa Hobson-Webb through Duke's MEDx program:

January 2022

Happy New Year! And welcome to Reed Chen, who will be joining our lab as an undergraduate Pratt Research Fellow!

November 2021

Congratulations to Bofeng Zhang- now Bofeng Zhang, Ph.D. who defended his dissertation! 


October 2021

Congratulations to Ned Rouze, whose latest paper entitled "Uniqueness of shear wave modeling in an incompressible, transversely isotropic (ITI) material" was published in Physics in Medicine and Biology!

Check it out here!

September 2021

A huge congratulations to Dr. Nightingale who won the IEEE Hertz Ultrasonics Award at IUS this year. Check it out at the link below

Additionally, congratulations to Anna Knight, Courtney Trutna, Derek Chan and Felix Jin who all presented their work at the IEEE IUS 2021 conference.