Tearney Lab Members and Staff

Matthew Beatty
Research Engineer

My work at the Tearney Lab involves designing and manufacturing the mechanical, optical, and electrical systems for our various products. As a member of the engineering team, I also strive to follow our design control process to take projects from a medically relevant concept to a fully functional clinical product

Emilie Beaulieu-Ouellet M.S.
Optical Engineer


Qinrui Cheng
Undergraduate Student

My research interests include OCT systems and photoacoustic imaging.

Princess Cruz
Administrative Assistant

I provide administrative support to our group as well as manage our group’s purchasing.

Dongyao Cui
Graduate Student

Paul Dannenberg
Graduate Student

Connor Dean
Research Technician

My role in the lab ranges from clinical regulation of our wide of current projects to bench and clinical application to device manufacturing assistance. In each capacity, I work within multiple projects to facilitate a smooth translation from benchtop to the clinical setting.

Dukho Do, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research is focused on the development of in vivo microscopes, including spectrally-encoded confocal microscopy (SECM) and spectrally-encoded endoscopy (SEE) to solve challenging medical problems.

Jing Dong, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research is focused on developing the next generation Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy devices and translating them to clinical studies.


Badr Elmaanaoui, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist

Ali Fard, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

My research interests span from nonlinear optics to high-throughput optical imaging and spectroscopy. Currently, my efforts are aimed at the development of high-speed dual-modality optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy for cardiovascular disease diagnosis. In addition, I am investigating novel approaches to high-speed high-resolution microscopy.

Timothy Ford, Ph.D.
Sr. R&D Engineer

I lead the engineering team at the Tearney Lab and support the development of clinical devices from the benchtop to the clinic. Our team manages a growing rapid prototyping facility equipped with manual and CNC lathe and milling machines, injection molding equipment, a host of 3D printing technologies, and circuit design and fabrication tools. We also provide support for optical fabrication and clinical manufacturing in a cleanroom space.

Joseph Gardecki, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist

My research activities will be directed toward advancing the detection of atherosclerotic plaques though intracoronary Raman spectroscopy.

Catriona Grant, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse

My work at the Tearney Lab focuses on the clinical application of the technology. I identify and recruit eligible patients for studies, coordinate all aspects of the patient’s research study visit, and assist with data collection and analysis. In addition, I also operate the research device during certain study procedures and serve as a member of the regulatory team.

Lisa Higgins
Project Manager

I am managing projects that build upon the lab’s capsule endoscopy technology to aid in research for children with Environmental Enteric Dysfunction.

Chulho Daryl Hyun
Research Engineer

As part of the design team, I work on various projects on OFDI/micro-OCT, SEE/SECM and their peripheral technologies. My current interests are: fabrication of imaging probes and fiber optic rotary junctions. 

Mitsuhiro Ikuta, M.S.
Visiting Scientist

My work focuses on spectrally-encoded endoscopy (SEE) and its clinical use.

DongKyun Kang, Ph.D.
Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

My research focuses on spectrally-encoded endoscopy (SEE) and spectrally-encoded confocal microscopy (SECM) and their clinical uses.

Huimin Leung, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

The focus of my work is on the development of high-resolution micro-OCT imaging systems for both clinical use and laboratory research purposes.

Li Li, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

My research focuses on advancing photoacoustic sensing and imaging towards real-world clinical applications.

Chia-Pin Liang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include development of novel micro OCT catheter probe and OFDI light source for clinical and biomedical research applications.

Mohini Lutchman, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher

I am a neuroscientist with research expertise in human and mouse cancer genetics, cancer biology, proteomics and metabolomics.  In addition, I am a member of HMS/HST Anatomy Teaching Faculty.  My interest in cancer cell imaging and translation led me to the Tearney laboratory where I am involved in an analysis of OFDI images obtained from Barrett’s Esophagus patients following ablation.

Valerie Madden
Clinical Research Program Manager

I work with the Clinical Regulatory Team to translate our technologies to the clinical setting.

Diana Mojahed
Research Assistant

My research focuses on validating our µOCT microrheology capabilities and assisting in the development of a novel OFDI probe for the diagnosis of otitis media.

David Odeke Otuya, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Lucille Queneherve, M.D.
Research Fellow

Rohith Reddy Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include the development of uOCT probes for in-vivo clinical applications and novel instrumentation for endomicroscopy.

Mireille Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Gargi Sharma, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kanwarpal Singh, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

The objective of my research work at MGH will be to develop and test μOCT for diagnosis of coronary artery diseases.

Crystal Spencer
Office Manager

Yogesh Verma, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

I am involved in the design, development and validation of advanced Optical Coherence Tomography systems for clinical applications.

Timothy Vogel, M.D.
Visiting Scientist

Barry Vuong, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kohie Watanabe, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist

Daisuke Yamada, M.S.
Visiting Scientist

My work focuses on multimodality optical imaging; combining optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescence imaging for diagnosis of coronary artery diseases.

Biwei Yin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research project is focused on development of uOCT for clinical applications