Junghun Cho

Director of Functional NeuroImaging Development

Junghun Cho is the Director of Functional NeuroImaging Development at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC), and an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Cho received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University (2019), focusing on biophysics modeling and data processing in MRI. His specific areas of expertise include quantitative mappings of cerebral oxygenation and magnetic susceptibility and their clinical application in cerebrovascular disorders including multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain cancer, and dementia.

Dr. Cho’s team at BNAC develops novel biophysics models, including an integrative model of quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and quantitative blood oxygen level dependent imaging (qBOLD), namely QQ (QSM+qBOLD=QQ), for an accurate quantitative mapping of extraction fraction (OEF). His team also works on data processing algorithms to solve the biophysics models robustly, including machine learning and deep learning approaches. Furthermore, his team performs validation and clinical application of his techniques to investigate disease progression and therapeutic targets. Dr. Cho has published more than 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed technical and clinical medical imaging journals and reviewed multiple journal publications in fields of imaging technology and neuroimaging.