Derek Ho

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Duke KURe Program

Dr. Ho earned his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to complete his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in 2019 where his research focused on the development of optical technologies for clinical detection of cervical dysplasia. After earning his degree, Dr. Ho joined Dr. Pei Zhong’s research group at Duke University as a postdoctoral associate. Dr. Ho’s KURe research focused on investigating the fundamental mechanisms of kidney stone fragmentation during laser lithotripsy treatment. Understanding the laser interactions during treatment can improve treatment strategies by varying laser pulse settings for a given clinical scenario. Dr. Ho continues to collaborate with Dr. Pei Zhong.