Anna Devor, PhD

Anna Devor arrived at Boston University (BU) in July 2019 as a tenured Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Director of the BU Neurophotonics Center. She is an author of >100 peer-reviewed publications collectively cited >7.8K times with H Index = 39, i10 Index = 79. She has a broad background in cellular and systems-level neuroscience including with expertise in neurovascular coupling and regulation of cerebral blood flow. She tackles these questions using novel optical imaging methods and combining optical imaging with other modalities as well as computational modeling. The Devor lab and their collaborators also develop novel optical microscopy methods such as non-degenerate 2-photon microscopy for deep penetration in light scattering biological tissue.

Dr. Devor is a sought-after teacher and participant of summer schools and short courses in neuroimaging, blood flow regulation, and microscopy around the world. These include the Neurophotonics summer school at Laval University, Canada; CAJAL summer school in Bordeaux, France; IBRO summer school in Valdivia, Chile; short graduate course on neuroimaging at University of Copenhagen, Denmark; the educational weekend offered by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) as part of their annual meeting. Dr. Devor received two Outstanding Teacher Awards from ISMRM. During her independent career, she trained 22 graduate students and 25 postdoctoral fellows; 16 of her trainees have received one or more fellowships from NIH, NSF, AHA
and other foundations while in her laboratory. Since the beginning of COVID pandemic, Dr. Devor has been involved in pre-college education. She has taught an online Eureka! course 'Reading Thoughts and Writing Memories' for high school students.

Dr. Devor is the Editor-in-Chief of Neurophotonics journal published by SPIE and an active member of SPIE and Optica (formerly OSA) Organizing Committees. She is the Program Chair for Neurophotonics at BiOS SPIE 2022 annual meeting and a Previous Chair of Optics in the Brain at OSA.

Metabolic and neural activity normalization by cerebral blood flow increase in AD/ADRD models
04/15/2023 - 01/31/2028 (Subcontract PI)
Cornell University NIH NIA

Local neuronal drive and neuromodulatory control of activity in the pial neurovascular circuit
08/16/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Simultaneous optical voltage imaging and fMRI in behaving mice
06/01/2022 - 05/31/2025 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Effects of intrinsic and drug-induced neuromodulation on functional brain imaging
08/01/2020 - 05/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Integration of High Definition Display Technologies with Platinum Nanorod Microelectrodes for Large Scale in-vivo Recording and Stimulation
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NINDS

Understanding the relationships between FUS-BBB opening, neuroinflammation, and the neurovascular response
09/02/2020 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIBIB

Microscopic foundation of multimodal human imaging
06/01/2020 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Transparent neural interface for in vivo interrogation of human organoids
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Eye Institute


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  1. Doran PR, Fomin-Thunemann N, Tang RP, Balog D, Zimmerman B, Kiliç K, Martin EA, Kura S, Fisher HP, Chabbott G, Herbert J, Rauscher BC, Jiang JX, Sakadzic S, Boas DA, Devor A, Chen IA, Thunemann M. Widefield in vivo imaging system with two fluorescence and two reflectance channels, a single sCMOS detector, and shielded illumination. Neurophotonics. 2024 Jul; 11(3):034310.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38881627; PMCID: PMC11177117; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.11.3.034310;
  2. De Koninck Y, De Koninck P, Devor A, Lavoie-Cardinal F. Special Section Guest Editorial: Frontiers in Neurophotonics. Neurophotonics. 2024 Jan; 11(1):014401. PMID: 38550388; PMCID: PMC10973712; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.11.1.014401;
  3. De Koninck Y, Alonso J, Bancelin S, Béïque JC, Bélanger E, Bouchard C, Canossa M, Chaniot J, Choquet D, Crochetière MÈ, Cui N, Danglot L, De Koninck P, Devor A, Ducros M, Getz AM, Haouat M, Hernández IC, Jowett N, Keramidis I, Larivière-Loiselle C, Lavoie-Cardinal F, MacGillavry HD, Malkoç A, Mancinelli M, Marquet P, Minderler S, Moreaud M, Nägerl UV, Papanikolopoulou K, Paquet ME, Pavesi L, Perrais D, Sansonetti R, Thunemann M, Vignoli B, Yau J, Zaccaria C. Understanding the nervous system: lessons from Frontiers in Neurophotonics. Neurophotonics. 2024 Jan; 11(1):014415.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38545127; PMCID: PMC10972537; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.11.1.014415;
  4. Knudstrup SG, Martinez C, Rauscher BC, Doran PR, Fomin-Thunemann N, Kilic K, Jiang J, Devor A, Thunemann M, Gavornik JP. Visual stimulation drives retinotopic acetylcholine release in the mouse visual cortex. bioRxiv. 2024 Feb 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38352456; PMCID: PMC10862925; DOI: 10.1101/2024.02.04.578821;
  5. Liu B, Wang Y, Fomin-Thunemann N, Thunemann M, Kilic K, Devor A, Cheng X, Tan J, Jiang J, Boas DA, Tang J. Time-Lagged Functional Ultrasound for Multi-Parametric Cerebral Hemodynamic Imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2024 Feb; 43(2):638-648.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37703138; PMCID: PMC10947997; DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2023.3314734;
  6. Devor A, Dayeh S. The Ten Commandments of Everyday Leadership. Neurophotonics. 2023 Oct; 10(4):040101. PMID: 38111906; PMCID: PMC10726043; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.10.4.040101;
  7. Hike D, Liu X, Xie Z, Zhang B, Choi S, Zhou XA, Liu A, Murstein A, Jiang Y, Devor A, Yu X. High-resolution awake mouse fMRI at 14 Tesla. bioRxiv. 2023 Dec 09. PMID: 38106227; PMCID: PMC10723470; DOI: 10.1101/2023.12.08.570803;
  8. Amra LN, Mächler P, Fomin-Thunemann N, Kiliç K, Saisan P, Devor A, Thunemann M. Tissue Oxygen Depth Explorer: an interactive database for microscopic oxygen imaging data. Front Neuroinform. 2023; 17:1278787.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38088985; PMCID: PMC10711099; DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2023.1278787;
  9. Doran PR, Fomin-Thunemann N, Tang RP, Zimmerman B, Kiliç K, Martin EA, Kura S, Fisher HP, Chabbott G, Herbert J, Jiang JX, Sakadzic S, Boas DA, Devor A, Chen IA, Thunemann M. Widefield in vivo imaging system with two fluorescence and two reflectance channels, a single sCMOS detector, and shielded illumination. bioRxiv. 2023 Nov 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37986755; PMCID: PMC10659277; DOI: 10.1101/2023.11.07.566086;
  10. Shaked I, Foo C, Mächler P, Liu R, Cui Y, Ji X, Broggini T, Kaminski T, Suryakant Jadhav S, Sundd P, Firer M, Devor A, Friedman B, Kleinfeld D. A lone spike in blood glucose can enhance the thrombo-inflammatory response in cortical venules. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2024 Feb; 44(2):252-271. PMID: 37737093; PMCID: PMC10993879; DOI: 10.1177/0271678X231203023;
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