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Javier Jo

Ted and Cuba Webb Presidential Professor, Director, NIH-P20 COBRE Oklahoma Center of Medical Imaging for Translational Cancer Research

Dr. Javier A. Jo received the B.S. in electrical engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru in 1996. In 1998, he joined the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, obtaining the M.S. in electrical engineering (signal and image processing) and the Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (physiological modeling), in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

In 2002, Dr. Jo changed his research focus to the field of biophotonics and has continued working in this field since then. Prior to starting his academic appointments, Dr. Jo was a postdoctoral fellow within the Department of Surgery, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (2002-2005), and a project scientist within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis (2006). In 2006, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he established the Laboratory for Optical Diagnosis and Imaging (LODI). Dr. Jo joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 2019.

The overall mission of Dr. Jo’s research program is to develop optical sensing and imaging technologies that will impact how we: (1) study pathophysiological mechanism underlying major human diseases; and (2) clinically manage patients suffering from these diseases. While most academic labs in the field of biomedical imaging focus on either instrumentation development or computational imaging science, Dr. Jo leads a very unique research program dedicated to addressing major unmet needs in both biomedical research and clinical practice through the design, development, and validation of both optical spectroscopy/imaging instrumentation and computational tools and methods for the nondestructive, non or minimally invasive morphological, molecular and physiological characterization of biological and engineered tissues at multiple spatial and temporal scales. He has received over $8 million in external research funding as a PI/Co-PI from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

Dr. Jo teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical instrumentation, signal/image processing, and statistics. Dr. Jo is currently serving as a Topical Editor for OSA Optics Letters, and as a standing member of the NIH Clinical Translational Imaging Science (CTIS) Study Section.

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Research Interests

  • Biomedical Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Medical Technology Translation/Commercialization
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Office: STRC 1160F
Phone: (405) 325-8131
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