Israel Gannot

Associate Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Barton Hall 309

Associate Research Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Optical biopsy-optical diagnostic methods in medicine
  • Laser tissue interaction
  • Fibers and waveguides for medical applications
  • Lasers and optics in medicine
  • Theranostics -A multi-modal approach for early detection, treatment and monitoring of disease

Professor Israel Gannot received his PhD from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 he held a National Academy Sciences postdoctoral fellowship at the Office of Science and Technology of the US Food and Drug Administration. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. Between 2002 and 2005 he was a senior research scientist at the National Institutes of Health. Between 2005 and 2007 he was a visiting professor of biomedical engineering at the George Washington University, Washington DC. He joined Johns Hopkins University as an associate research professor in May, 2010.

Professor Gannot is a fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). A fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has authored 60 peer reviewed scientific papers, 90 proceeding papers, 7 book chapters, Biophotonics Books Series editor for McGraw-Hill, and 14 patents. Professor Gannot has served as the chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tel-Aviv University from 2009-2011. Professor Gannot’s emphasis on translational research created collaborations with the Industry, among them, Lumenis, Polymicro, Ornim Medical and Given Imaging. He is the co-founder and CEO of Opticul Diagnostics.