In January, Theme 1 bid farewell to the Wang lab as they began their cross-country move to Caltech. A few members of the lab will remain at WashU for on-site maintenance and repair of the cervical photoacoustic endoscopy system (cPAE), and processing the data it captures on human study participants. Constant communication has continued during the transition, with several conference calls and email updates. Dr. Wang is excited for this next step for Theme 1, and the cPAE project remains the highest priority for his lab. “The partnership between Washington University’s medicine and Caltech’s engineering truly gives this theme the best of both worlds, with a cutting-edge clinical research program and a first-class biomedical engineering program,” explained Dr. Wang.