Staff

John Jiang
Lab Manager

jxjiang@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Northeast Forestry University (China, 1982), Biological Science, BS

BIOGRAPHY
John has worked at Boston University’ department of biomedical engineering for 20 years. He is an experienced animal surgeon and had helped plan and execution of many animal research projects which involved pig and rodent micro/macro surgery. Before joining the Neurophotonics Center, he was a research scientist and lab manager at professor Ed. Damiano’s lab where he played a major role in carrying out the preclinical studies for the development of an artificial pancreas. Currently John is helping manage the Boas’s lab and surgically preparing the mouse models for neurovascular imaging study of the brain and the development of microscopic imaging techniques.



Jay DubbJay Dubb
Software Engineer

jdubb@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Boston University, Computer Science, BS

BIOGRAPHY
After completing a Bachelor’s degree in computer science at Boston University, Jay Dubb worked in various tech and software companies, debugging software for network routers at Bay Networks (now defunct) and Xerox, developing software for high-end printers, before moving to research at MGH. At MGH, he worked for 10 years developing software for various investigative tools to study brain mapping/function using optics and NIRS. Currently Jay is continuing this work at Boston University since summer 2017.




Parya Farzam
Research Fellow

parya@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Azad University (Iran), Software Engineering, BS

BIOGRAPHY
Parya is a research fellow at the Neurophotonics Center. She uses functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to perform cognitive neuroscience study and mainly focuses on the brain function of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prior to joining BU, she was a visiting student at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has a bachelor’s in Software Engineering. She has hands-on experience with fNIRS in the research field of cognitive neuroscience, and also using DCS on patients with Stroke.

PUBLICATIONS
Google Scholor of publications



profile_pic_sreekanth_kuraSreekanth Kura
Research Fellow

skura@bu.edu

EDUCATION
University of Louisville, Electrical engineering, MS

BIOGRAPHY
Sreekanth completed his master’s degree in Electrical engineering at University of Louisville. He is now a research fellow working on image analysis algorithms and software for bio optical imaging.

PUBLICATIONS
Google Scholar list of publications


Stephen Tucker
Visiting Fellow

sstucker@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Boston University, Biomedical Engineering, BS

BIOGRAPHY
After graduating from Boston University in 2020, Stephen continues to support Boas lab projects he began working on as an undergraduate, developing software for the study of fNIRS data and the processing of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. He also works on a multi-modal imaging system that combines OCT with two-photon microscopy.