Graduate students

Stephan (Shuaibin) Chang
Graduate Student

shuaibin@bu.edu

EDUCATION
University of Science and Technology of China, BS

BIOGRAPHY
Stephan Chang is a first-year Phd student in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boston University. He received his BS in Physics from USTC. In undergraduate, he worked with Professor Jixin Cheng in BU with a Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Endoscope project and with Professor Bi in USTC with a STORM and light-sheet microscopy project. Now he’s working on a swept source OCT project in the Boas lab. With SS-OCT and other imaging technologies, the team are aiming at whole human brain imaging. Apart from research, he’s also interested in tennis, running, photography and trying to learn rowing, swimming and skiing.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
microscope design and development, microscope control system, machine learning algorithms in image processing.


Jack Giblin

Jack Giblin
Graduate Student

jgiblin@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Georgia Institute of Technology, Biomedical Engineering,BS

BIOGRAPHY
Jack Giblin is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2017 with a minor in computer science. In undergraduate, he worked with Dr. Hang Lu studying spatial and temporal encoding of mechanosensation in C.elegans. Jack will be utilizing the optical imaging tools developed in the lab to study neurovascular changes and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Alzheimer’s, aging, neurovascular coupling, SFDI.


Sharvari Zilpelwar
Graduate Student

sharz@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, BS-MS 

 

BIOGRAPHY
Sharvari Zilpelwar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physics, from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune in 2018. For her masters’ thesis, she studied the spatio-temporal properties of multiply scattered ultra-broadband light under the supervision of Sushil Mujumdar at Tata Insititute of Fundamental Research. In BOAS lab, she is developing a system based on full-field optical coherence tomography to increase the penetration depth of the multiphoton microscope. Additionally, she is involved in building a system for depth-resolved laser speckle imaging.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Microscope Design and Development, Full Field OCT, Laser Speckle


 Antonio Ortega MartinezAntonio Ortega
Graduate Student

aortegam@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Universidad of Guadalajara (Mexico), Electrical Engineering, BS
Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico), MS

BIOGRAPHY
Antonio Ortega is currently a Biomedical Engineering PhD student. He is an Electrical Engineer from the Universidad of Guadalajara (Mexico) and has a Masters in Optics from the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico). While in Mexico, he worked for several years in industrial applications of light and infrared technology, mainly in quality control through photometry, spectrometry and artificial vision, as well as characterization of thermal materials and phenomena. Later, he immigrated to the United States to work as a Research Engineer at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine (in the Massachusetts General Hospital), where he used his previous experience to devise experimental setups to study diverse problems as differential diagnosis of skin conditions or muscle oxygenation of free diving seals. At this position is where he discovered his interest for biomedical engineering, which led him to start a PhD and eventually join the Boas lab, where he is working in a wearable low cost fNIRS system. Among his current interests are the problem of extracting biologically relevant information of in vivo tissue using light spectroscopy, and the data analysis techniques to extract useful information from the experimental data.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Brain-machine interfaces, neurophotonics, instrumentation, data analysis


Smrithi SunilSmrithi Sunil
Graduate Student

ssunil@bu.edu

EDUCATION
Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Engineering, BS

BIOGRAPHY
Smrithi Sunil is a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in May 2015. She is a PhD candidate in the BOAS Lab, where she will be applying various optical techniques to characterize changes in cerebral vascular structure, hemodynamics, and neurovascular coupling after stroke. The goal of her project is to study functional recovery after stroke. Prior to her PhD, during her undergrad, she worked with Dr. Jeffrey Capadona on characterizing and improving electrode performance and inflammatory response that result from intracortical microelectrode implants.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Neuroengineering, neurovascular coupling, hemodynamics, stroke recovery, neurophotonics, optogenetics.

PUBLICATIONS
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Kuan Cheng Wu (Tony)
Graduate Student

kuan1031@bu.edu

EDUCATION
National Cheng Kung University, BS and MS

BIOGRAPHY
Kuan Cheng Wu is an PhD candidate working on diffuse correlation spectroscopy in BOAS lab. Prior to joining Boston University, he received his B.S and M.S. from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2015 and 2017. His undergraduate research mainly focused on the engineering aspect of near-infrared spectroscopy. During the period of the master program, he joined the optics division of Martinos Center, Massachusetts General Hospital where he got involved in the research of diffuse correlation spectroscopy to investigate hemodynamics and non-invasive intracranial pressure under Professor Maria Angela Franceschini.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Near-infrared spectroscopy, diffuse correlation spectroscopy

 

 


Jiarui YangJairui Yang
Graduate Student

jryang@bu.edu

EDUCATION
B.S. in Control Science and Engineering, Chu Kochen Honor College, Zhejiang University, China
MS/PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, USA

BIOGRAPHY
Jiarui Yang is a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University. He received his BS in Control Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University in June 2016. During his undergrad he worked with Dr. Chunyue Song and Dr. Quanzheng Li at Massachusetts General Hospital on evaluating the effectiveness of partial volume correction (PVC) on quantification of positron emission tomography images. He also applied PVC on AV-45 PET dataset of Alzheimer’s Disease patients and studied the pathological revolution using population based brain network analysis. He is currently a PhD student in Dr. Boas’ lab, where he will be developing an incorporated system with large-scale polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) and two-photon microscopy. The system is designed for serial sectioning human brain and the goal of this project is to build a cytoarchitectural atlas for whole human brain.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Alzheimer’s Disease, computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence in medical imaging.

PUBLICATIONS
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