Jonathan Wisco, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology




Dr. Wisco joined the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2018. His research encompasses three primary themes: 1) improving diagnostic and prognostic technologies for Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, autism and schizophrenia using MRI techniques that visualize iron pathophysiology in the brain; 2) understanding the anatomical etiology for dysphonia disorders and synovial joint injuries; 3) examining the impact and role of service-learning through Anatomy Academy on the development of life-long learning skills at the undergraduate pre-professional, and graduate professional education levels.

Dr. Wisco earned his B.S. in Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 2004, and Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in 2003. He completed postdoctoral work in Radiology at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA in 2006. He was an Assistant and an Associate Professor of Integrative Anatomy at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) until 2012. Most recently, Dr. Wisco returned to BUSM from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Translational Anatomy of Degenerative Diseases and Developmental Disorders, College of Life Sciences, Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, and Neuroscience Center. He was also Associate Director of the BYU MRI Research Facility. Dr. Wisco also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dr. Wisco is the Co-Founder of Visual Representation Solutions, LLC.

Specialties: Neuroanatomical research and teaching (lecturing, laboratory organization and administration, Problem Based Learning group facilitator)

Research collaboration (principal investigator, collaborator, student and staff supervisor)

2013 American Association of Anatomists: Basmajian Award for excellence in Anatomy Research and Education
2013 Brigham Young University Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society: Golden Key Honorary Member
2012 International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE): Best Abstract
2011 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA: American Medical Student Association (AMSA) UCLA chapter, Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence
2011 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): Great Ideas for Teaching, Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)
2011 International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE): Best e-Demo Presentation
2011 International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE): Best Poster Presentation Finalist
2009 The Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS): Gabriel H. Wilson Award for Best Paper
2008 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA: American Medical Student Association (AMSA) UCLA chapter, Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence
2007-2012 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA: PBL Tutor of Excellence
2002 Boston University School of Medicine: Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 1st Prize Award
2001 Boston University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Dental Gross Anatomy
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Lassetter JH, Macintosh CI, Williams M, Driessnack M, Ray G, Wisco JJ. Psychometric testing of the healthy eating and physical activity self-efficacy questionnaire and the healthy eating and physical activity behavior recall questionnaire for children. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Apr; 23(2):e12207. PMID: 29316195; DOI: 10.1111/jspn.12207;.
     
  2. Poornejad N, Buckmiller E, Schaumann L, Wang H, Wisco J, Roeder B, Reynolds P, Cook A. Re-epithelialization of whole porcine kidneys with renal epithelial cells. J Tissue Eng. 2017 Jan-Dec; 8:2041731417718809. PMID: 28758007; DOI: 10.1177/2041731417718809;.
     
  3. Tanner K, Dromey C, Berardi ML, Mattei LM, Pierce JL, Wisco JJ, Hunter EJ, Smith ME. Effects of voice-sparing cricotracheal resection on phonation in women. Laryngoscope. 2017 09; 127(9):2085-2092. PMID: 27882558; DOI: 10.1002/lary.26429;.
     
  4. Nazaran A, Wisco JJ, Hageman N, Schettler SP, Wong A, Vinters HV, Teng CC, Bangerter NK. Methodology for computing white matter nerve fiber orientation in human histological slices. J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Mar 01; 261:75-84. PMID: 26709015; DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.11.023;.
     
  5. Mason NL, Christiansen M, Wisco JJ. 3D reconstruction and heat map of porcine recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy: branching and spatial location. Ital J Anat Embryol. 2015; 120(3):184-91. PMID: 27086418.
     
  6. Harvey JA, Call Z, Peterson K, Wisco JJ. Weave pattern of accessory heads to the anterior digastric muscle. Surg Radiol Anat. 2015 Oct; 37(8):1001-4. PMID: 25501489; DOI: 10.1007/s00276-014-1401-8;.
     
  7. Stark ME, Safir I, Wisco JJ. Probabilistic mapping of the cervical sympathetic trunk ganglia. Auton Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 181:79-84. PMID: 24495413; DOI: 10.1016/j.autneu.2014.01.007;.
     
  8. Chang Y, Cantelmi D, Wisco JJ, Fattah A, Hannam AG, Agur AM. Evidence for the functional compartmentalization of the temporalis muscle: a 3-dimensional study of innervation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jul; 71(7):1170-7. PMID: 23806734; DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2013.04.005;.
     
  9. Ajijola OA, Wisco JJ, Lambert HW, Mahajan A, Stark E, Fishbein MC, Shivkumar K. Extracardiac neural remodeling in humans with cardiomyopathy. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Oct; 5(5):1010-116. PMID: 22923270; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.972836;.
     
  10. Kuvhenguhwa M, Kotter H, Wisco JJ. Congenital bilateral absence of the flexor digitorum longus muscle. Clin Anat. 2012 Nov; 25(8):963-5. PMID: 22275173; DOI: 10.1002/ca.22031;.
     
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