Meet the Innovators Under 35

Muyinatu Bell, Johns Hopkins University

Creating clearer imaging to spot cancer earlier and more accurately.

Muyinatu Bell, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Muyinatu Bell was recently hired as an assistant professor with joint appointments in the departments of electrical & computer engineering and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is the founder and director of the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering (PULSE) Lab, where she leads a highly interdisciplinary research program that integrates optics, acoustics, robotics, signal processing, and medical-device design to engineer and deploy innovative biomedical imaging systems that simultaneously address unmet clinical needs and significantly improve the standard of patient care. Bell obtained a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2012 and a BS in mechanical engineering (BME minor) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. In addition, she spent a year abroad (2009-2010) as a Whitaker International Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the faculty, Bell was a postdoctoral fellow with the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at Johns Hopkins.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.