People

Vakoc Group Members

Danielle J. Harper is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of St Andrews (UK) and completed her PhD at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Bernhard Baumann. Her research has focused on both theoretical and experimental aspects of high-resolution retinal imaging, including white light optical coherence tomography and polarization-sensitive imaging.

Tae Shik Kim is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His research focuses on the development of new laser configurations for high-speed circular-ranging OCT and their applications.

Yongjoo Kim is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His research interest is multi-beam, high-speed circular-ranging OCT imaging.

Norman Lippok is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate training in Physics Engineering in Jena (Germany) and completed his dissertation research at the Physics Department, University of Auckland (New Zealand). His research focuses on new signatures for functional and molecular tissue contrast, high speed swept sources and stepped frequency combs, with applications in coherent imaging.  

Ahhyun (Stephanie) Nam is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine.  She received her M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Benjamin J. Vakoc. Her research interest is centered on development and translation of functional imaging based on optical coherence tomography(OCT). In particular, she has focused on angiographic and polarization sensitive contrasts for clinical and preclinical applications.

Hyun-Sang Park is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His current research interests are laser sources and multi-beam probes for high-speed circular-ranging OCT imaging.

Yong-Chul Yoon is a doctorate candidate in the Health Science and Technology program at MIT. He received his B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Chemistry from Hope College, MI. At Wellman Center for Photomedicine, he has been focusing on developing a highly sensitive intraoperative OCT system under Benjamin J. Vakoc’s supervision.