Ji Yi, PhD

Dr. Ji Yi is currently an assistant professor in the Boston University School of Medicine.  His research is to develop novel optical imaging methods for biomedical applications, in particular, for early detection of chronic diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.  He obtained his BS degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and trained in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL).  After his PhD, he continued his postdoctoral training at Northwestern University before joining Boston University in 2015.  He is an expert in the field of biomedical optics.  He has pioneered and patented several novel imaging techniques, including visible light optical coherence tomography (vis-OCT), and oblique scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (oSLO).  The major body of his work has resulted in more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals, five approved/pending U.S. patents, and numerous international oral conference presentations.