Faculty

David BoasDavid A. Boas, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Neurophotonics Center

dboas@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics, BS
University of Pennsylvania, Physics, PhD

BIOGRAPHY
David Boas is the Director of the Boston University Neurophotonics Center, and is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS in Physics at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and PhD in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. 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 (see the video).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Neurophotonics, vascular coupling, cerebral oxygen delivery and consumption, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), physiological modeling

PUBLICATIONS
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Meryem YucelMeryem Yücel, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

mayucel@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Bogazici University, Turkey, Biomedical Engineering, PhD (2010)
BIOGRAPHY
Prior to her position at BU, Meryem Yücel was an Assistant in Biomedical Engineering at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Radiology. Her primary research interest is to understand how the brain works in health and disease. Her ultimate academic goal is to understand how thoughts affect our reality, particularly our health. Throughout her career, she has gained expertise in mathematical modeling of biological systems and functional brain imaging (fNIRS, fMRI, EEG). Currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at BU, her primary focus is on functional Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy method and translating it to clinical applications and disseminating its use in basic neuroscience research.

PUBLICATIONS
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Anderson ChenAnderson Chen, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

chena11@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Stevens Institute of Technology, Physics, B.Eng (2003)
Stevens Institute of Technology, Physics, MS (2005)
Stevens Institute of Technology, Physics, PhD (2011)

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Anderson Chen is research scientist in the Neurophotonics Center and the B.O.A.S. group. His primary function is to manage and develop new microscopy instruments through multi-disciplinary collaborations among the BU community. Some ongoing microscopy projects includes a three photon microscope, a two photon epi-Bessel beam microscope, serial sectioning OCT, and wearable fluorescent miniscope. In addition, Dr. Chen is the laboratory manager for the Bio-Medical Engineering department’s Micro and Nano Imaging Core Facility. The facility features three widefield microscopes, one TIRF microscope, and a laser scanning confocal microscope. His prior work experience includes a position at Janelia Research Campus- HHMI where he worked with Dr. Na Ji on adaptive optics for microscopy; Newport Corporation where he was a senior electro-optical engineer designing spectroscopic instrumentation and light sources; and a NRC scholar at North Carolina State University where he worked on developing novel thermal imaging sensors.