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Adela Ben-Yakar
Office: ETC 7.132

Adela Ben-Yakar

Harry Jr. L. Kent Fellowship in Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Adela Ben-Yakar is Harry Jr. L. Kent Endowed Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Ben-Yakar received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Engineering and completed postdoctoral work at Stanford and Harvard Universities in Physics. She is the Fellow of the SPIE, Optica, and AIMBE and the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, Zonta Amelia Earhart Award, NSF Career Award, Human Frontier Science Program Research Award, NIH Director’s Transformative Award, and Faculty Investment Initiative Program Fellowship. 

She has published more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles so far (with more than 7,000 citations according to Google Scholar), many of which have appeared in high impact journals such as Nature, Nature Methods, Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Nano Letters, etc. 

She has 8 issued and 7 pending patents. She has presented more than 120 plenary and invited talks at major conferences and research institutes around the world. She is the co-founder and CEO of a startup vivoVerse, which provides cost effective and rapid testing of drugs and chemicals using a high-throughput microfluidic imaging platform integrated with AI-enabled data analytics. 

Research Interests
Development of novel technologies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications of ultrafast lasers
Development of the fastest fluorescence microscopy systems
High-throughput microfluidic systems for high-content screening of model organisms and organoids.
Machine Learning as applied to biomedical optical microscopy