Adela Ben-Yakar

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Professor

Mr. N Doug Williams Memorial Centennial Fellow in Engineering

Research Area:
Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation

Email: ben-yakar@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 475-9280
Office: ETC 7.132

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Research Focus

Femtosecond laser surgery, nonlinear microscopy, high-throughput microfluidics with applications to nerve regeneration and degeneration, stem cells, and RNA-sequencing.

Research Interests

Dr. Ben-Yakar investigates femtosecond laser interaction with biological tissues to develop novel laser surgery techniques, nonlinear imaging modalities, and endoscopes for image-guided treatment of diseases. Her group also develops high-throughput microfluidics and novel optical methods to study nerve regeneration and degeneration, and stem cells. 

Ben-Yakar is the recipient of the NIH Director’s Transformative Award, Human Frontier Science Program Research Award, and an NSF CAREER Award, among others. She received numerous grants totaling more than $10 million. Most recently, Ben-Yakar has been elected an OSA fellow.

Selected Publications