Carnegie Mellon University

Jana Kainerstorfer

Dr. Jana Kainerstorfer

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University


Jana Kainerstorfer is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and holds courtesy appointments in the Neuroscience Institute and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Her lab’s research is focused on developing noninvasive optical imaging methods for disease detection and/or treatment monitoring, with an emphasis on diffuse optical imaging. She serves on program committees at national and international conferences (including the SPIE Photonics West as well as OSA Topical Meetings) and served as Program Chair for the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy in 2020. She further is an associate editor for Journal of Biomedical Optics (SPIE), served as associated editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, as a guest editor for Opportunities in Neurophotonics in APL Photonics, and as editor for the Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics (a journal of the Optical Society of America). She got elected as a senior member of the Optical Society of America. Her research has been funded by AHA, NIH, ONR, DARPA, and the Air Force, including the NIH R21 Trailblazer as well as AHA Scientist Development Grant.