Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Computational Biomedicine

BS, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
PhD, University of Southampton, UK

Our mission is to create methods to fit the science and not make science fit the methods.

Specifically, we are interested in the following questions that have clinical relevance:
Neurodegeneration – How can we develop software frameworks that can assist dementia screening in various settings?
Digital pathology – How can we build clinical-grade software tools to complement the pathologist workflow?

We are also interested in the following frameworks that have computational relevance:
Domain generalization – Development of deep neural networks that can generalize well across multiple data cohorts
Representation learning – Construction of efficient neural models on high resolution data to process local and contextual information

Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Computing & Data Sciences Administration

Mechanisms of drug-coated balloon therapy
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Integrated Digital Technology Platform for Optimization of Precision Brain Health
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
American Heart Association

Biomarkers of lung squamous premalignant progression using deep learning on pathology images
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Innovation, Inc.

PRISTINE: Pre-cancer histology identification of Endobronchial biopsies using deep learning
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Predicting gene expression from pathology images in diabetic kidney disease
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Augusta University NIH NIDDK

Biomarkers of lung squamous premalignant progression using deep learning on pathology images
06/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Innovation, Inc.

Mechanisms of drug-coated balloon therapy
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
American Heart Association

Novel antibody design using deep learning
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Visterra, Inc.


Predicting gene expression from pathology images in diabetic kidney disease
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (PI)

Toffler Scholar in Neuroscience
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust

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.

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  1. Qiu S, Miller MI, Joshi PS, Lee JC, Xue C, Ni Y, Wang Y, De Anda-Duran I, Hwang PH, Cramer JA, Dwyer BC, Hao H, Kaku MC, Kedar S, Lee PH, Mian AZ, Murman DL, O'Shea S, Paul AB, Saint-Hilaire MH, Alton Sartor E, Saxena AR, Shih LC, Small JE, Smith MJ, Swaminathan A, Takahashi CE, Taraschenko O, You H, Yuan J, Zhou Y, Zhu S, Alosco ML, Mez J, Stein TD, Poston KL, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Multimodal deep learning for Alzheimer's disease dementia assessment. Nat Commun. 2022 Jun 20; 13(1):3404.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35725739; PMCID: PMC9209452; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-31037-5;
  2. Zheng Y, Gindra RH, Green EJ, Burks EJ, Betke M, Beane JE, Kolachalama VB. A graph-transformer for whole slide image classification. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2022 May 20; PP.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35594209; DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2022.3176598;
  3. Kolachalama VB. Machine learning and pre-medical education. Artif Intell Med. 2022 Jul; 129:102313. PMID: 35659392
  4. De Anda-Duran I, Alonso CF, Libon DJ, Carmichael OT, Kolachalama VB, Suglia SF, Au R, Bazzano LA. Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Midlife Cognitive Function: Impact of Race and Social Disparities in the Bogalusa Heart Study. Neurology. 2022 May 03; 98(18):e1828-e1836.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35228334
  5. Au R, Kolachalama VB, Paschalidis IC. Redefining and Validating Digital Biomarkers as Fluid, Dynamic Multi-Dimensional Digital Signal Patterns. Front Digit Health. 2021; 3:751629.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35146485; PMCID: PMC8822623; DOI: 10.3389/fdgth.2021.751629;
  6. Romano MF, Kolachalama VB. Deep learning for subtyping the Alzheimer's disease spectrum. Trends Mol Med. 2022 02; 28(2):81-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34996710
  7. Chang GH, Park LK, Le NA, Jhun RS, Surendran T, Lai J, Seo H, Promchotichai N, Yoon G, Scalera J, Capellini TD, Felson DT, Kolachalama VB. Subchondral Bone Length in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Deep Learning-Derived Imaging Measure and Its Association With Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 12; 73(12):2240-2248.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33973737; PMCID: PMC8581065; DOI: 10.1002/art.41808;
  8. Xue C, Karjadi C, Paschalidis IC, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Detection of dementia on voice recordings using deep learning: a Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 31; 13(1):146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34465384; PMCID: PMC8409004; DOI: 10.1186/s13195-021-00888-3;
  9. Zhang JD, Baker MJ, Liu Z, Kabir KMM, Kolachalama VB, Yates DH, Donald WA. Medical diagnosis at the point-of-care by portable high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Breath Res. 2021 07 28; 15(4). PMID: 34252887
  10. Xu D, Zhou F, Sun W, Chen L, Lan L, Li H, Xiao F, Li Y, Kolachalama VB, Li Y, Wang X, Xu H. Relationship Between Serum Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Nucleic Acid and Organ Damage in Coronavirus 2019 Patients: A Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 07 01; 73(1):68-75. PMID: 32720678; PMCID: PMC7454386; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1085;
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2021 Karen Toffler Charitable Trust: Toffler Scholar in Neuroscience
2021 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
2020 Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, Boston University: Founding Member
2020 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Outstanding Research Collaborator
2019 Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy, Boston University: Institute Fellow
2019 American Heart Association: Fellow
2018 Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, Boston University: Junior Faculty Fellow
2008 United States Food and Drug Administration: ORISE Fellowship
2005 Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Young Researcher Fellowship

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