Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, Ph.D.
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Patricia and Scott Eston MGH Research Scholar 2016-2022
Mass General Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Yun's primary research interest is developing novel light-based technologies for biomedical applications. Dr. Yun wrote more than 50 U.S. patents, many of which have been licensed, commercialized, and FDA approved. In particular, Dr. Yun has co-invented Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). Besides problem-solving, Dr. Yun's research also embraces curiosity-driven projects without specific applications in mind. An example is biological cell lasers, which received accolades from the general public as well as the scientific community (see the Figure above).