Quick Facts:
  • Emphasis on ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging.
  • 1100 square feet of new lab space in the Structural and Materials Engineering Building on UCSD Engineering Quad (opened in 2012).
  • Now recruiting graduate and undergraduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows.
  • Supported by R00, S10, and DP2 grants from NIH.
Jesse Jokerst completed a B.S. cum laude at Truman State University. After a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UT Austin with John McDevitt, he completed a postdoc with Sam Gambhir in Stanford Radiology. Now an Associate Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego, the Jokerst group is eager to collaborate on projects broadly related to human health and nanotechnology.

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2009: NIH Postdoc 
2011: American Cancer Society Postdoc
2013: NIH Pathway to Independence Award
2016: NIH New Innovator Award
2019: NSF CAREER Award