Dr. Eno Hysi is a Staff Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. A biomedical physicist by training, Dr. Hysi received his PhD from the Department of Physics at the Toronto Metropolitan University, graduating with two Gold Medals in 2020. During his PhD studies, Dr. Hysi was funded by a NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and his research focused on the development of photoacoustic biomarkers of cancer treatment response. Following his doctoral training, Dr. Hysi was recruited as a CIHR Banting and a Kidney Foundation of Canada KRESCENT Fellow at St. Michael’s Hospital’s Division of Nephrology. In collaboration with the Division of Urology, Dr. Hysi conducted the first-in-the-world clinical trial that explores how photoacoustic imaging innovations can be used to assess the quality of donated kidneys before transplant. This work was recognized with the 2021 John Charles Polanyi Prize in Physics. Dr. Hysi is the only simultaneous recipient of the prestigious Banting and KRESCENT Fellowships and a Polanyi Prize in the history of all three programs. To date, Dr. Hysi has accumulated over $1.4M in competitive research funding, as well as many accolades from the national and international research community.
The overarching goal of Dr. Hysi’s research program is the clinical translation of novel ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging by exploiting the biophysical interplay between acoustic and optical phenomena in tissues. He directs the Translational Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging Laboratory (TUPIL) at the Keenan Research Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. Working in close collaboration with clinicians across a diverse range of specialties, Dr. Hysi and his team aim to provide novel imaging solutions to address pressing clinical problems.
Dr. Hysi is currently recruiting Summer and Graduate Students for 2023.