Members

Principal Investigator

Bang-Bon Koo, Ph.D. ( bbkoo@bu.edu)

Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, BUSM
Faculty, National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory, BU

 

 

 

 

 


Staff Member

Research Specialist/Lab Manager

Chia Hsin (Jasmine) Cheng, B.A. 

Jasmine Cheng obtained her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Boston University. She is now working on multiple projects using novel multimodal MRI measures to study the etiologies behind chronic neuroinflammation and aging. She is the lab manager of BIL, reach out to Jasmine (chiahsin@bu.edu) for inquiries about research collaboration and research Opportunities.

 

 

 

 


Research Fellows

Guan Yi, Ph.D. Candidate 

Guan Yi obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and a Master of Science degree from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, BUSM, in the year 2020. Her main research interests are neuroimaging techniques and neurodegenerative diseases. She is currently working on a project to build automated machine learning classifiers for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease using large imaging datasets.

 

 

Luis Iberico

Luis Iberico obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacícifo in Perú, and a Master of Arts degree in Statistics from Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Statistics at Boston University. His research interests include causal analysis, Bayesian statistics, and Data Science.

 

 


Graduate Research Assistants


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Sankalp Bhoyar

Sankalp Bhoyar is currently a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Public Health. He is very interested in researching brain imaging and Alzheimer’s disease. In his free time he loves to cook and bike.

 

 

 

 

Vidhi Chiplunkar

Vidhi Chiplunkar is a third-year undergraduate student in Boston University’s neuroscience program, with a minor in computer science. She is intrigued in developmental disorders and studying the biological bases of those and other neurological diseases. Vidhi is interested in engaging with a new outlook on these topics using computational and data-oriented research methods. In her free time, she likes to go thrifting, bake and cook, and photograph in serene settings, like around lakes and rivers with birds, flowers, and just nature! 

 

 

 

Janavi Kasera 

Janavi Kasera obtained her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, and Economics from Boston University. She is passionate about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, particularly how they can be applied to different aspects of human society. Her research interests include Support Vector Machines, feature engineering, and computer vision.

 

 

 

 

Sriman Narain

Sriman Narain is an undergraduate in Boston University’s Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program. He is interested in neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Disease. He hopes to pursue neuroradiology in medical school and is currently minoring in Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys reading, practicing archery, playing games, and traveling.

 

 

 

Uma Sanker

Uma Sanker is a first-year undergraduate student in Boston University’s neuroscience program. She is interested in multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as neuroimaging. In her free time, she is a Division 1 athlete on the track team at Boston University, and she enjoys reading and listening to music. 

 

 

 

 

Karishma Sivakumar

Karishma Sivakumar is a first-year undergraduate student in Boston University’s neuroscience program. She is interested in exploring the mechanisms of disease and harnessing neuroimaging techniques to study neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders. In her free time, she enjoys going on nature walks, listening to music, singing, and completing crossword puzzles.

 

 

 

 

Aditya Venkatesh

Aditya Venkatesh is a first-year undergraduate student in Boston University’s neuroscience program. He is interested in computational brain mapping to study the aging brain and the intersection of imaging and transcriptomics. In his free time he plays board games, listens to music, and enjoys cubing.

 

 

 

 


Alumni

Graduate programs:

Khlifa Alnaim (Masters program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Christian Arthur (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)

Weifan Chen (M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, Boston University; PhD candidate in Computer science, Boston University)

Wendy Guo (B.A. in Neuroscience, Boston University; College of Medicine, University of Florida)

Maria Lazou (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; PhD candidate in Biomedical engineering, Boston University)

Yongjun Lu (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; Master of Biomedical Sciences, Duke University)

Zhaoze Wang (B.S. in Computer Engineering, Boston University; Master of Science in Engineering in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania)

Other professional development:

Esther Choi (B.A. in Computer Science, Boston University)

Cosmin Ciausu (Medical Image Computing Lead Engineer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

Yashvardhan Das (Data scientist, Staples Inc., Boston)

Shuyi Fan (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Chengyang (Henry) He (M.S. in Computer Science, Boston University)

Jason Hong (Software engineer, Walmart HQ)

Beau Horenberger (Software engineer, Motorola Solutions, Boston. MA)

Xushan Hu (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Ruei-Yang Huang (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Yunjie Huang (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Luis Ivey (M.S. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Varuna Jasodanand (Ph.D student in Neuroscience, Boston University)

Jennifer (Jena) Jordahl (M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, Boston University)

Prinjali Kalyan (Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)

Woosik Kim (Military Service, ROKMC)

Sophia Koo (B.S in Neuroscience, Boston University)

Evgeniia Kozlova (B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)

Seungsoo(Ryan) Lee (Pure Mathematics, Boston University)

Tiffany Leung (B.A. in Hospitality Administration, Boston University)

Yu Lu (B.A. in Human Physiology, Boston University)

Tiam Moradi (B.S in Computer Science, Boston University; Data Scientist at a Lose It!, Greater Chicago area)

Junny Myung (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)

Meenakshi Pavithran (M.S. candidate in  Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Bowen Qin (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University; Software engineer, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington)

Minseok Sakong (B.S. in Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Kathakoli Sengupta (MS in Artificial Intelligence, Boston University)

Leonardo Seoane (M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, Boston University)

Zihao Shen (M.S. candidate in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Tian Tan (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Kevin Vogt-Lowell (M.S. candidate in Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Lia Weil (B.S. in Biology, Boston University)

Kassandra Wu (B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston University)

Kangxian Xie (M.S. in Computer Science, Boston University)

Qingyang (Stephanie) Xu (M.S. in Computer Science, Boston University)

Sichao Yu (M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, Boston University)

Yingqi Zhang (M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University)

Yiwen Zhang (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)

Zhaowen Zhou (M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University)


Visiting Scholars/External collaborators

Samantha Calderazzo (Boston University School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. candidate)

Dean Zeldich (Neurology Residency Program, Thomas Jefferson University)

Clara Zundel (Boston GWIC)