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.

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


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 Resea





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  1. Koo BB, Michalovicz LT, Calderazzo S, Kelly KA, Sullivan K, Killiany RJ, O''Callaghan JP. Corticosterone potentiates DFP-induced neuroinflammation and affects high-order diffusion imaging in a rat model of Gulf War Illness. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Jan; 67:42-46.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28782715.
     
  2. Farrar DC, Mian AZ, Budson AE, Moss MB, Koo BB, Killiany RJ. Retained executive abilities in mild cognitive impairment are associated with increased white matter network connectivity. Eur Radiol. 2018 Jan; 28(1):340-347.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28695358.
     
  3. Drew DA, Koo BB, Bhadelia R, Weiner DE, Duncan S, la Garza MM, Gupta A, Tighiouart H, Scott T, Sarnak MJ. White matter damage in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a diffusion tensor imaging study. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jul 05; 18(1):213. PMID: 28676035.
     
  4. Bauer CM, Zajac LE, Koo BB, Killiany RJ, Merabet LB. Age-related changes in structural connectivity are improved using subject-specific thresholding. J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Aug 15; 288:45-56.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28647426.
     
  5. Zajac L, Koo BB, Bauer CM, Killiany R, Behalf Of The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Seed Location Impacts Whole-Brain Structural Network Comparisons between Healthy Elderly and Individuals with Alzheimer''s Disease. Brain Sci. 2017 Apr 06; 7(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28383490; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci7040037;.
     
  6. Bauer CM, Hirsch GV, Zajac L, Koo BB, Collignon O, Merabet LB. Multimodal MR-imaging reveals large-scale structural and functional connectivity changes in profound early blindness. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0173064. PMID: 28328939; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173064;.
     
  7. Corinna M. Bauer, Lauren E. Zajac, Bang-Bon Koo, Ronald J. Killiany, Lotfi B. Merabet. Age-related changes in structural connectivity are improved using subject-specific thresholding. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2017; 288:45-56.
     
  8. McKenna F, Koo BB, Killiany R. Comparison of ApoE-related brain connectivity differences in early MCI and normal aging populations: an fMRI study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2016 Dec; 10(4):970-983.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26409470.
     
  9. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho MD, Krengel MH, Bogdanova Y, Knight JA, Yee MK, Zafonte R, Frazier J, Hamblin MR, Koo BB. Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Diode Therapy to Improve Cognition in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Photomed Laser Surg. 2016 Dec; 34(12):610-626.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28001756; DOI: 10.1089/pho.2015.4037;.
     
  10. Won YI, Chung CK, Kim CH, Park CK, Koo BB, Lee JM, Jung HW. White Matter Change Revealed by Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Gliomas. Brain Tumor Res Treat. 2016 Oct; 4(2):100-106. PMID: 27867919.
     
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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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