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

PhD, Hanyang University
MS, Hanyang University
BS, 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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences




Prefrontal-cingulate functional networks in aging monkeys: neural circuit substrates of cognitive aging
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Bang-Bon Koo, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1RF1AG083206-01

Identification of objective brain imaging biomarkers for Gulf War Illness (GWI): exposure- & symptom-specific markers, GW subtypes, and longitudinal patterns
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


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 - 04/30/2024 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


Dietary quality, cognitive decline and brain health in Puerto Rican adults
09/15/2017 - 05/31/2023 (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 - 08/31/2021 (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 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity




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  1. Gordon S, Lee JS, Scott TM, Bhupathiraju S, Ordovas J, Kelly RS, Bhadelia R, Koo BB, Bigornia S, Tucker KL, Palacios N. Metabolites and MRI-Derived Markers of AD/ADRD Risk in a Puerto Rican Cohort. Res Sq. 2024 Feb 13. PMID: 38410484; PMCID: PMC10896402; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3941791/v1;
     
  2. Guan Y, Cheng CH, Bellomo LI, Narain S, Bigornia SJ, Garelnabi MO, Scott T, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL, Bhadelia R, Koo BB. Corrigendum: APOE4 allele-specific associations between diet, multimodal biomarkers, and cognition among Puerto Rican adults in Massachusetts. Front Aging Neurosci. 2023; 15:1343591.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38149171; PMCID: PMC10750253; DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2023.1343591;
     
  3. Guan Y, Cheng CH, Bellomo LI, Narain S, Bigornia SJ, Garelnabi MO, Scott T, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL, Bhadelia R, Koo BB. APOE4 allele-specific associations between diet, multimodal biomarkers, and cognition among Puerto Rican adults in Massachusetts. Front Aging Neurosci. 2023; 15:1285333.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38035273; PMCID: PMC10684694; DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2023.1285333;
     
  4. He S, Guan Y, Cheng CH, Moore TL, Luebke JI, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL, Koo BB, Ou Y. Human-to-monkey transfer learning identifies the frontal white matter as a key determinant for predicting monkey brain age. Front Aging Neurosci. 2023; 15:1249415.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38020785; PMCID: PMC10646581; DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2023.1249415;
     
  5. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho MD, Krengel MH, Bogdanova Y, Knight JA, Hamblin MR, Fedoruk AE, Poole LG, Cheng C, Koo B. Transcranial Photobiomodulation Treatment: Significant Improvements in Four Ex-Football Players with Possible Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Alzheimers Dis Rep. 2023; 7(1):77-105.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36777329; PMCID: PMC9912826; DOI: 10.3233/ADR-220022;
     
  6. Koo BB, Guan Y. Author Response: Association of Diabetes and Hypertension With Brain Structural Integrity and Cognition in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study Cohort. Neurology. 2023 Jan 17; 100(3):164-165. PMID: 36646472
     
  7. Guan Y, Ebrahimzadeh SA, Cheng CH, Chen W, Leung T, Bigornia S, Palacios N, Garelnabi MO, Scott T, Bhadelia R, Tucker KL, Koo BB. Association of Diabetes and Hypertension With Brain Structural Integrity and Cognition in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study Cohort. Neurology. 2022 Apr 12; 98(15):e1534-e1544. PMID: 35354581; PMCID: PMC9012269; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200120;
     
  8. Gonuguntla V, Yang E, Guan Y, Koo BB, Kim JH. Brain signatures based on structural MRI: Classification for MCI, PMCI, and AD. Hum Brain Mapp. 2022 Jun 15; 43(9):2845-2860. PMID: 35289025; PMCID: PMC9120560; DOI: 10.1002/hbm.25820;
     
  9. Yang E, Kim CK, Guan Y, Koo BB, Kim JH. 3D multi-scale residual fully convolutional neural network for segmentation of extremely large-sized kidney tumor. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2022 Mar; 215:106616. PMID: 35026623
     
  10. Cheng CH, Alshelh Z, Guan Y, Sullivan K, Loggia ML, Koo BB. Association of the tissue microstructural diffusivity and translocator protein PET in Gulf War Illness. Brain Behav Immun Health. 2021 Dec; 18:100364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34693367; PMCID: PMC8515380; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100364;
     
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2023 Boston University School of Medicine: Marion and Henri Gendron, DSc, Faculty Award
2009 Trainee Award, Human Brain Mapping (funded by NIH)
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- Biomedical Imaging
- Brain Mapping / Neuroimaging
- Multimodal Imaging: MRI, Optical, CT
- Image Processing
- Imaging Feature Development
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