About “Adela Ben-Yakar”



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.


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