Bang-Bon Koo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Hanyang University
MS, Hanyang University




Dr.Koo's research interests span the areas of neuroimaging, particularly the development of multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and analysis methods. Neuroimaging commonly aims to identify difference between healthy and unhealthy brains in a quantitative way. However, due to the complexity of the human brain, it is extremely difficult to analyze early stage or slow disease progressions from visually inspecting the image. Dr.Koo's work focuses on developing novel imaging protocols and mapping methods with better sensitivities on monitoring neurological and functional changes in the brain. Dr.Koo also serves as an imaging core director at National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL). The goal is to develop multimodal imaging protocol that allows in-vivo monitoring on different stages of tissue inflammatory/immune responses.

Faculty
Boston University
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences



2009 Trainee Award, Human Brain Mapping (funded by NIH)


Validating Novel Brain Imaging Biomarkers for classifying mild Traumatic Brain Injury and subsequent risks of Alzheimer's Disease in Gulf War Veterans
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2023 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


Computer aided decoding of brain-immune interactions in Gulf War Illness (GWI): a joint embedding on brain connectomic and immunogenetic markers
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


Dietary quality, cognitive decline and brain health in Puerto Rican adults
09/15/2017 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Lowell NIH NIA
5R01AG055948-04

Computer aided decoding of brain-immune interactions in Gulf War Illness (GWI): a joint embedding on brain connectomic and immunogenetic markers
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity




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  1. Keating D, Zundel CG, Abreu M, Krengel M, Aenlle K, Nichols MD, Toomey R, Chao LL, Golier J, Abdullah L, Quinn E, Heeren T, Groh JR, Koo BB, Killiany R, Loggia ML, Younger J, Baraniuk J, Janulewicz P, Ajama J, Quay M, Baas PW, Qiang L, Conboy L, Kokkotou E, O'Callaghan JP, Steele L, Klimas N, Sullivan K. Boston biorepository, recruitment and integrative network (BBRAIN): A resource for the Gulf War Illness scientific community. Life Sci. 2021 Nov 01; 284:119903.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34453948
     
  2. Steele L, Klimas N, Krengel M, Quinn E, Toomey R, Little D, Abreu M, Aenlle K, Killiany R, Koo BB, Janulewicz P, Heeren T, Clark AN, Ajama J, Cirillo J, Buentello G, Lerma V, Coller JK, Sullivan K. Brain-Immune Interactions as the Basis of Gulf War Illness: Clinical Assessment and Deployment Profile of 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans in the Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC) Multisite Case-Control Study. Brain Sci. 2021 Aug 26; 11(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34573153; PMCID: PMC8467437; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11091132;
     
  3. Farris CW, Killiany RJ, O'Donoghue E, Koo BB, Wainford RD, Moss MB, Rosene DL, Moore TL. The relationship of age and hypertension with cognition and gray matter cerebral blood volume in a rhesus monkey model of human aging. Behav Neurosci. 2021 Oct; 135(5):680-692.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34197136
     
  4. Bhattacharya B, Xiao S, Chatterjee S, Urbanowski M, Ordonez A, Ihms EA, Agrahari G, Lun S, Berland R, Pichugin A, Gao Y, Connor J, Ivanov AR, Yan BS, Kobzik L, Koo BB, Jain S, Bishai W, Kramnik I. The integrated stress response mediates necrosis in murine Mycobacterium tuberculosis granulomas. J Clin Invest. 2021 02 01; 131(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33301427; PMCID: PMC7843230; DOI: 10.1172/JCI130319;
     
  5. Guan Y, Cheng CH, Chen W, Zhang Y, Koo S, Krengel M, Janulewicz P, Toomey R, Yang E, Bhadelia R, Steele L, Kim JH, Sullivan K, Koo BB. Neuroimaging Markers for Studying Gulf-War Illness: Single-Subject Level Analytical Method Based on Machine Learning. Brain Sci. 2020 Nov 20; 10(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33233672; PMCID: PMC7699718; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10110884;
     
  6. Cheng CH, Koo BB, Calderazzo S, Quinn E, Aenlle K, Steele L, Klimas N, Krengel M, Janulewicz P, Toomey R, Michalovicz LT, Kelly KA, Heeren T, Little D, O'Callaghan JP, Sullivan K. Alterations in high-order diffusion imaging in veterans with Gulf War Illness is associated with chemical weapons exposure and mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 10; 89:281-290.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32745586; PMCID: PMC7755296; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.07.006;
     
  7. Zajac L, Koo BB, Tripodis Y, Mian A, Steinberg E, Mez J, Alosco ML, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Stern R, Killiany R. Hippocampal Resting-State Functional Connectivity Patterns are More Closely Associated with Severity of Subjective Memory Decline than Whole Hippocampal and Subfield Volumes. Cereb Cortex Commun. 2020; 1(1):tgaa019.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32905008; PMCID: PMC7463163; DOI: 10.1093/texcom/tgaa019;
     
  8. Guo W, Koo BB, Kim JH, Bhadelia RA, Seo DW, Hong SB, Joo EY, Lee S, Lee JI, Cho KR, Shon YM. Defining the optimal target for anterior thalamic deep brain stimulation in patients with drug-refractory epilepsy. J Neurosurg. 2020 May 08; 134(3):1054-1063. PMID: 32384279
     
  9. Zajac L, Koo BB, Tripodis Y, Mian A, Steinberg E, Mez J, Alosco M, Arslanian AC, Stern R, Killiany R. Hippocampal Resting-State Functional Connectivity Patterns are More Closely Associated With Severity of Subjective Memory Decline Than Whole Hippocampal and subfiled volumes. Cerebral cortex communications. 2020.
  10. Naeser MA, Ho MD, Martin PI, Hamblin MR, Koo BB. Increased Functional Connectivity Within Intrinsic Neural Networks in Chronic Stroke Following Treatment with Red/Near-Infrared Transcranial Photobiomodulation: Case Series with Improved Naming in Aphasia. Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 2020 Feb; 38(2):115-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31621498
     
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Bar chart showing 45 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2017

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

- Biomedical Imaging
- Brain Mapping / Neuroimaging
- Multimodal Imaging: MRI, Optical, CT
- Image Processing
- Imaging Feature Development
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