Song Hu

Hu, Song

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering


  • BS,MS, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Contact Information

MR5 2115
415 Lane Road
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-924-9950

Research Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Metabolism, Neuroscience, Translational Science

Research Interests

Photoacoustic imaging, light microscopy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, cancer, regenerative medicine

Research Description

Our laboratory combines optics and ultrasound for in vivo high-resolution imaging of anatomical, functional, metabolic, and molecular contrasts at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Our research efforts encompass three main aspects: pushing the technical envelope to cover temporal scales that range from fast cellular dynamics to chronic disease progression, revealing novel optical/acoustic contrast mechanisms to enhance imaging sensitivity and specificity, and bridging the gaps between mechanistic studies in animals and clinical practice in humans.

Selected Publications