Jungeun Won Ph.D.

Jungeun Won

Jungeun Won

Assistant Professor of Research

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Ageing; Artificial Intelligence; Bacterial Pathogenesis; Biomedical Imaging; Image Processing and Analysis; Imaging In Vivo; Retina – retinal disease and therapy; Translational Research

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Buffalo, New York
Phone: (716) 645-4497

Professional Summary:

The goal of my research is to develop next-generation translational optical imaging technologies that are combined with computational and analytical methods to advance disease diagnosis, monitoring, and predicting treatment response. My research lab is broadly focused on developing optical coherence tomography (OCT) and microscopy methods to study middle ear infections and ear biofilm, retinal diseases, and non-destructive tissue characterization methods.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2021)
  • MS, Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017)
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering and Minor in Optics, University of Rochester (2015)


  • Assistant Professor of Research, Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo (2024-present)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021–2023)

Awards and Honors:

  • Bob Bilger Graduate Award for Hearing Research (2020)
  • McGinnis Medical Innovation Graduate Fellowship (2020)
  • Baxter Young Investigator Award (2019)
  • Biannual Symposium Travel Scholarship Award (2019)
  • Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fellowship (2017)
  • Walt and Bobbi Makous Prize for Vision Research (2015)
  • Xerox Engineering Research Fellowship (2014)

Research Expertise:

  • Adult/pediatric middle ear OCT imaging to look inside middle ear cavity; Otitis media
  • Machine learning methods for image/volumetric clinical datasets
  • Non-destructive imaging and characterization of bacterial biofilm
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA): instrumentation, prototype development, and image analysis
  • Ultrahigh resolution imaging of retina: normal aging and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Buffalo, New York
Phone: (716) 645-4497