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.

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. Sunil S, Jiang J, Shah S, Kura S, Kilic K, Erdener SE, Ayata C, Devor A, Boas DA. Neurovascular coupling is preserved in chronic stroke recovery after targeted photothrombosis. Neuroimage Clin. 2023 Mar 15; 38:103377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36948140; PMCID: PMC10034641; DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2023.103377;
  2. Sunil S, Jiang J, Shah S, Kura S, Kilic K, Erdener SE, Ayata C, Devor A, Boas DA. Neurovascular coupling is preserved in chronic stroke recovery after targeted photothrombosis. Neuroimage Clin. 2023 Mar 15; 38:103377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36948140; PMCID: PMC10034641; DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2023.103377;
  3. Devor A. Constraining the many-worlds interpretation of computational neuroscience with neurophotonics: a conversation with Gaute Einevoll. Neurophotonics. 2023 Jan; 10(1):010103. PMID: 36896093; PMCID: PMC9989877; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.10.1.010103;
  4. Shin P, Pian Q, Ishikawa H, Hamanaka G, Mandeville ET, Shuzhen G, Buyin F, Alfadhel M, Allu SR, Sencan-Egilmez I, Li B, Ran C, Vinogradov SA, Ayata C, Lo EH, Arai K, Devor A, Sakadžic S. Aerobic exercise reverses aging-induced depth-dependent decline in cerebral microcirculation. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb 13. PMID: 36824939; PMCID: PMC9949059; DOI: 10.1101/2023.02.12.528244;
  5. Cai C, Zambach SA, Grubb S, Tao L, He C, Lind BL, Thomsen KJ, Zhang X, Hald BO, Nielsen RM, Kim K, Devor A, Lønstrup M, Lauritzen MJ. Impaired dynamics of precapillary sphincters and pericytes at first-order capillaries predict reduced neurovascular function in the aging mouse brain. Nat Aging. 2023 Feb; 3(2):173-184. PMID: 37118115
  6. Wilson MN, Thunemann M, Liu X, Lu Y, Puppo F, Adams JW, Kim JH, Ramezani M, Pizzo DP, Djurovic S, Andreassen OA, Mansour AA, Gage FH, Muotri AR, Devor A, Kuzum D. Multimodal monitoring of human cortical organoids implanted in mice reveal functional connection with visual cortex. Nat Commun. 2022 Dec 26; 13(1):7945.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36572698; PMCID: PMC9792589; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-35536-3;
  7. Mächler P, Fomin-Thunemann N, Thunemann M, Sætra MJ, Desjardins M, Kiliç K, Amra LN, Martin EA, Chen IA, Sencan-Egilmez I, Li B, Saisan P, Jiang JX, Cheng Q, Weldy KL, Boas DA, Buxton RB, Einevoll GT, Dale AM, Sakadžic S, Devor A. Baseline oxygen consumption decreases with cortical depth. PLoS Biol. 2022 Oct; 20(10):e3001440.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36301995; PMCID: PMC9642908; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001440;
  8. Ayaz H, Baker WB, Blaney G, Boas DA, Bortfeld H, Brady K, Brake J, Brigadoi S, Buckley EM, Carp SA, Cooper RJ, Cowdrick KR, Culver JP, Dan I, Dehghani H, Devor A, Durduran T, Eggebrecht AT, Emberson LL, Fang Q, Fantini S, Franceschini MA, Fischer JB, Gervain J, Hirsch J, Hong KS, Horstmeyer R, Kainerstorfer JM, Ko TS, Licht DJ, Liebert A, Luke R, Lynch JM, Mesquida J, Mesquita RC, Naseer N, Novi SL, Orihuela-Espina F, O'Sullivan TD, Peterka DS, Pifferi A, Pollonini L, Sassaroli A, Sato JR, Scholkmann F, Spinelli L, Srinivasan VJ, St Lawrence K, Tachtsidis I, Tong Y, Torricelli A, Urner T, Wabnitz H, Wolf M, Wolf U, Xu S, Yang C, Yodh AG, Yücel MA, Zhou W. Optical imaging and spectroscopy for the study of the human brain: status report. Neurophotonics. 2022 Aug; 9(Suppl 2):S24001.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36052058; PMCID: PMC9424749; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.9.S2.S24001;
  9. Devor A. Neurophotonics in Kyiv, Ukraine. Neurophotonics. 2022 Apr; 9(2):020101. PMID: 35692629; PMCID: PMC9174888; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.9.2.020101;
  10. Abdelfattah AS, Ahuja S, Akkin T, Allu SR, Brake J, Boas DA, Buckley EM, Campbell RE, Chen AI, Cheng X, Cižmár T, Costantini I, De Vittorio M, Devor A, Doran PR, El Khatib M, Emiliani V, Fomin-Thunemann N, Fainman Y, Fernandez-Alfonso T, Ferri CGL, Gilad A, Han X, Harris A, Hillman EMC, Hochgeschwender U, Holt MG, Ji N, Kiliç K, Lake EMR, Li L, Li T, Mächler P, Miller EW, Mesquita RC, Nadella KMNS, Nägerl UV, Nasu Y, Nimmerjahn A, Ondrácková P, Pavone FS, Perez Campos C, Peterka DS, Pisano F, Pisanello F, Puppo F, Sabatini BL, Sadegh S, Sakadzic S, Shoham S, Shroff SN, Silver RA, Sims RR, Smith SL, Srinivasan VJ, Thunemann M, Tian L, Tian L, Troxler T, Valera A, Vaziri A, Vinogradov SA, Vitale F, Wang LV, Uhlírová H, Xu C, Yang C, Yang MH, Yellen G, Yizhar O, Zhao Y. Neurophotonic tools for microscopic measurements and manipulation: status report. Neurophotonics. 2022 Jan; 9(Suppl 1):013001.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35493335; PMCID: PMC9047450; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.9.S1.013001;
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