Mark A. Anastasio’s lab broadly addresses the engineering and scientific principles of biomedical imaging. Anastasio is an expert in the development and evaluation of novel imaging systems that address important needs in clinical medicine and basic biomedical research. His lab has worked extensively on the development and evaluation of both clinical and preclinical technologies for cancer imaging. Anastasio has been actively involved in the development of several emerging wave-based bioimaging modalities including photoacoustic/optoacoustic computed tomography (PACT), X-ray phase-contrast imaging, and ultrasound computed tomography (UST). His current research projects include advanced image reconstruction methods for breast cancers, which also requires high-performance computing methods.
Anastasio is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering and Head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois. He leads the Computational Imaging Science Laboratory (CISL), which is currently working on computational inverse problems in imaging and developing tomographic image reconstruction methods and machine learning methods for imaging applications. He received his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Chicago.