David A. Boas, PhD
Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Dept of Biomedical Engineering

PhD, University of Pennsylvania




David Boas, Ph.D. (Professor, Biomedical Engineering) is Director of the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University. He received his BS in Physics at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and PhD in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. During his academic career, he has supervised 44 students and post-doctoral fellows, and he has published over 250 papers that have received over 30,000 citations and an h-index of 101. He is the founding President of the Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy and founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neurophotonics published by SPIE. Dr. Boas was awarded the Britton Chance Award in Biomedical Optics in 2016 for his development of several novel, high-impact biomedical optical technologies in the neurosciences, as well as following through with impactful application studies, and fostering the widespread adoption of these technologies. He was elected a Fellow of AIMBE, SPIE, and OSA in 2017.

As Director of the Neurophotonics Center, he facilitates the development and application of novel optical methods to address a broad range of neuroscience questions from basic science to clinical translation. His own research efforts focus on neurovascular coupling, cerebral oxygen delivery and consumption, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and physiological modeling. Studies are done in rodents and humans, invasively and non-invasively, microscopically and macroscopically, providing a powerful ability to translate findings from animals to humans, and conversely to address in animals questions raised during human studies. One example of this that will tie together many of Dr. Boas’ activities is studying functional brain recovery in survivors of stroke. Human neuroimaging by fMRI and fNIRS measures hemodynamic functional recovery but it is not known if neuro-vascular coupling differs in these patients compared to healthy subjects. Animal studies will answer this question enabling more quantitative interpretation of the human neuroimaging studies.

Director
Neurophotonics Center




The Neuroscience of Everyday World- A novel wearable system for continuous measurement of brain function
09/22/2020 - 05/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
1U01EB029856-01

Time-Gated Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy for functional imaging of the human brain
09/21/2019 - 06/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIBIB
5U01EB028660-02

The impact of microvascular (dys)regulation on cerebral flow and oxygen heterogeneity
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5R01NS108472-03

Imaging and Analysis Techniques to Construct a Cell Census Atlas of the Human Brain
08/22/2018 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIMH
5U01MH117023-03

Establishing an fNIRS Ecosystem for Open Software-Hardware Dissemination
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5R24NS104096-03

NRT UtB: Neurophotonics
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Co-PI)
National Science Foundation
DGE-1633516

Improving human FMRI through modeling and imaging microvascular dynamics
11/01/2017 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIMH
5R01MH111419-05

Gated Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy for functional imaging of the human brain
09/25/2017 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIBIB
5R01EB025145-02

Acousto-optic modulated interferometric DCS (iDCS) operating at 1064 nm
07/01/2019 - 04/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIBIB
5R21EB028626-02

A Computational Miniature Mesoscope for Large-Scale Brain Mapping in Behaving Mice
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: David A. Boas, PhD
NIH/National Eye Institute
1R21EY030016-01

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 The Neuroscience of Everyday World- A novel wearable system for continuous measurement of brain function 1U01EB029856-01
2020 The impact of microvascular (dys)regulation on cerebral flow and oxygen heterogeneity 5R01NS108472-03 4
2020 Imaging and Analysis Techniques to Construct a Cell Census Atlas of the Human Brain 5U01MH117023-03 5
2020 Establishing an fNIRS Ecosystem for Open Software-Hardware Dissemination 5R24NS104096-03 1
2019 A Computational Miniature Mesoscope for Large-Scale Brain Mapping in Behaving Mice 1R21EY030016-01
2019 The impact of microvascular (dys)regulation on cerebral flow and oxygen heterogeneity 5R01NS108472-02 4
2019 Imaging and Analysis Techniques to Construct a Cell Census Atlas of the Human Brain 5U01MH117023-02 5
2019 Establishing an fNIRS Ecosystem for Open Software-Hardware Dissemination 5R24NS104096-02 1
2019 Establishing an fNIRS Ecosystem for Open Software-Hardware Dissemination 5R24NS104096-02 1
2018 Microscopic imaging of tissue oxygen delivery altered by microvascular changes 3R01EB021018-04S2 23
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  1. Bordoni L, Li B, Kura S, Boas DA, Sakadžic S, Østergaard L, Frische S, Gutiérrez-Jiménez E. Quantification of Capillary Perfusion in an Animal Model of Acute Intracranial Hypertension. J Neurotrauma. 2020 Nov 06. PMID: 32998634
     
  2. Tang J, Kilic K, Szabo TL, Boas DA. Improved color Doppler for cerebral blood flow axial velocity imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2020 Nov 06; PP. PMID: 33156785
     
  3. Postnov DD, Tang J, Erdener SE, Kiliç K, Boas DA. Dynamic light scattering imaging. Sci Adv. 2020 Nov; 6(45). PMID: 33158865
     
  4. Xue Y, Davison IG, Boas DA, Tian L. Single-shot 3D wide-field fluorescence imaging with a Computational Miniature Mesoscope. Sci Adv. 2020 Oct; 6(43). PMID: 33087364
     
  5. Yang J, Chen IA, Chang S, Tang J, Lee B, Kiliç K, Sunil S, Wang H, Varadarajan D, Magnain C, Chen SC, Costantini I, Pavone F, Fischl B, Boas DA. Improving the characterization of ex vivo human brain optical properties using high numerical aperture optical coherence tomography by spatially constraining the confocal parameters. Neurophotonics. 2020 Oct; 7(4):045005. PMID: 33094126
     
  6. von Lühmann A, Li X, Gilmore N, Boas DA, Yücel MA. Open Access Multimodal fNIRS Resting State Dataset With and Without Synthetic Hemodynamic Responses. Front Neurosci. 2020; 14:579353. PMID: 33132833
     
  7. Chung DY, Oka F, Jin G, Harriott A, Kura S, Aykan SA, Qin T, Iii WJE, Lee H, Yaseen MA, Sakadžic S, Boas DA, Whalen MJ, Ayata C. Subarachnoid hemorrhage leads to early and persistent functional connectivity and behavioral changes in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020 Sep 16; 271678X20940152. PMID: 32936728
     
  8. Robinson M, Boas D, Sakadžic S, Franceschini MA, Carp S. Interferometric diffuse correlation spectroscopy improves measurements at long source-detector separation and low photon count rate. J Biomed Opt. 2020 Sep; 25(9). PMID: 33000571
     
  9. Kiliç K, Tang J, Erdener SE, Sunil S, Giblin JT, Lee BS, Postnov DD, Chen A, Boas DA. Chronic Imaging of Mouse Brain: From Optical Systems to Functional Ultrasound. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2020 09; 93(1):e98. PMID: 32584495
     
  10. Tang J, Postnov DD, Kilic K, Erdener SE, Lee B, Giblin JT, Szabo TL, Boas DA. Functional Ultrasound Speckle Decorrelation-Based Velocimetry of the Brain. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2020 Sep; 7(18):2001044. PMID: 32999839
     
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Bar chart showing 318 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 23 publications in 2009

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