June 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Palmeri for the publication of a book containing a chapter he wrote on liver elastography! Check it out here

 Also check out

Derek Chan's Award Winning Rapid Fire Presentation at BME virtual Retreat here:

 and Anna and Courtney's combined presentation here:


May 2020

Congratulations to the muscle team (Anna Knight, Courtney Trutna, Dr. Ned Rouze, Dr. Nightingale) who have received a MEDx grant to support their work into investigating muscle mechanical properties with 3D SWEI. Check out more info here and more about the MEDx initiative here

April 2020

We are very lucky to be able to work from home during this unprecedented time.  

Like many other labs we were more than happy to donate our PPE to front line responders-- check out all our PPE headed off to the Durham Fire Department

Durham Fire Department Truck filled with donated PPE for first responders


Additionally, we are very proud of our own Dr. Mark Palmeri- who has been working tirelessly with students and faculty from across campus to help create face shields for first responders and a HEPA filter adaptation for PAPR hoods to help create more PPE. Check out the articles on his work here and here




March 2020

Congratulations to graduate student Anna Knight who ran her first marathon solo after her race got cancelled! The lab came out to make an impromptu finish line for her and celebrate her accomplishment

Graduate students Cody Morris, Bofeng Zhang, Katie Flint (Trahey Lab), Courtney Trutna, and Derek Chan celebrate Anna Knight (center) finishing a marathon

February 2020

On Feb 10, Dr. Nightingale gave a talk titled “Multi-parametric ultrasound for targeting prostate cancer procedures” at the 12th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer in Washington DC.

January 2020

  • Welcome to Dante Rhodes, who will be joining the lab as an undergraduate research assistant!
  • Also, congratulations to Anna Knight whose paper "On the Challenges Associated with Obtaining Reproducible Measurements Using SWEI in the Median Nerve" has been accepted for publication in Ultrasound Medicine & Biology. Check it out here

December 2019

  • Congratulations to Dr. Nightingale for being named to the National Academy of Inventors! Check it out here
  • Cody gave an invited talk entitled "Quantitative multiparametric ultrasound for prostate cancer targeted biopsy" at the Acoustical Society of America's annual meeting in San Diego California.
  • Dr. Rouze's latest paper, "Tractable calculation of Green's tensor for shear wave propagation in an incompressible, transversely isotropic material", has been accepted by Physics in Medicine and Biology, check it out here:


November 2019

Grad students Anna Knight, Derek Chan, Courtney Trutna and Bofeng Zhang had fun joining in the group costume contest at the BME Department Halloween party. Check our entry of Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus of schoolchilden!

Graduate Students Anna, Derek, Courtney and Bofeng dress up as the Magic School Bus for Halloween

Graduate Students Anna, Derek, Courtney and Bofeng dress up as the Magic School Bus for Halloween

October 2019

Congratulations to Courtney Trutna for the acceptance of her paper entitled Measurement of Viscoelastic Material Model Parameters using Fractional Derivative Group Shear Wave Speeds in Simulation and Phantom Data. It will be published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (DOI 10.1109/TUFFC.2019.2944126), and is available for early access here.


Thank you to all who came to see our work at IEEE IUS 2019 in Glasgow! Congratulations to Derek, Cody, and Anna who all gave great talks, and to Bofeng, Courtney, and Dr. Ned Rouze who all presented impressive posters! We enjoyed meeting with other researchers in our field-- check out the full Program here .

Grad students Bofeng, Cody, and Anna hang out with a Bagpiper at the IEEE IUS Gala

Derek, Cody, Anna, and Courtney enjoy the Gala at IUS IEEE 2019

Anna, Will (Trahey Lab), Derek, and Cody, travel to Loch Lomond after the conference



September 2019

Congratulations to Derek Chan and Courtney Trutna for passing their Preliminary Exams!

Also, welcome to our new masters student Yangpei Liu!