TANG Jianbo
Research Associate Scientist

Dr. Jianbo Tang earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Florida. He completed his postdoctoral research training with Dr. David Boas in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH-Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on developing novel functional imaging technologies and ultrasound therapy techniques for biomedical research and translational applications.

We have open positions immediately available. Please email tangjb@sustech.edu.cn for more information.


Optical coherence tomography
Laser speckle contrast imaging
Dynamic imaging
Functional ultrasound imaging
Ultrasound localization microscopy (super-resolution ultrasound imaging)
Focused ultrasound therapy


Ph.D. University of Florida, USA 08/2011-05/2016
M.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China 08/2005-06/2011
B.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China 08/2005-06/2011


Assistant Professor – Southern University of Science and Technology, ShenZhen 10/2020
Postdoc –Harvard Medical School & Boston University, USA 09/2016-10/2020


1.NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (1K99AG063762-01A1) 04/2020
2.Biomedical Optics Congress Student Poster Presenter Award Finalist, OSA 04/2016
3.Travel fund award, University of Florida 04/2016
4.Best Oral Presentation, the Departmental Pruitt Research Day 11/2014



1.Jianbo Tang, Kivilcim Kilic, Şefik Evren Erdener, Xiaojun Cheng, Dmitry Postnov, Thomas L. Szabo, and David A. Boas. “Ultrasound Speckle Decorrelation-based Velocimetry of Entire Rodent Brain.” Advanced Science, DOI: 10.1002/advs.202001044.

2.Jianbo Tang, Kivilcim Kilic, and David A. Boas. “Improved color Doppler for cerebral blood flow axial velocity imaging.” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2020.3036468.

3.Dmitry Postnov, Jianbo Tang, Sefik Evren Erdener, Kivilcim, and David A. Boas. “Dynamic Laser Speckle Imaging. Science Advances 06 Nov 2020:Vol. 6- 45, eabc4628, DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abc4628.

4.Jianbo Tang, Sefik Evren Erdener, Buyin Fu, and David A. Boas. "Capillary Red Blood Cell velocimetry by Phase-resolved Optical Coherence Tomography." Optics Letters, 2017, 42, 3976-3979.

5.Jianbo Tang, Sefik Evren Erdener, Buyin Fu, and David A. Boas. " Normalized Field Autocorrelation Function-based Optical Coherence Tomography 3D Angiography." Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2019, 24 (3), 036005.

6.Jianbo Tang, Sefik Evren Erdener, Baoqiang Li, Buyin Fu, Sava Sakadzic, Stefan A. Carp, Jonghwan Lee, and David A. Boas. "Shear‐Induced Diffusion of Red Blood Cells Measured with Dynamic Light Scattering‐Optical Coherence Tomography." Journal of Biophotonics. 2018, 11(2), e201700070.

7.Jianbo Tang, Lei Xi, Junli Zhou, Hua Huang, Tao Zhang, Paul R. Carney, & Huabei Jiang. Noninvasive high-speed photoacoustic tomography of cerebral hemodynamics in awake-moving rats. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 2015, 35(8), 1224-1232. (Feature Article with Commentary)

8.Jianbo Tang, Xianjin Dai, & Huabei Jiang. Wearable scanning photoacoustic brain imaging in behaving rats. Journal of Biophotonics. 2016, 9(6), 570-575.

9.Jianbo Tang, Jason E. Coleman, Xianjin Dai, & Huabei Jiang. Wearable 3-D Photoacoustic Tomography for Functional Brain Imaging in Behaving Rats.” Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 25470.

10.Jianbo Tang, Huabei Jiang. Single Element-Based Dual Focused Photoacoustic Microscopy. Photonics, 2015, 2(1), 156-163).

11.Şefik Evren Erdener, Jianbo Tang, Kivilcim Kilic, Dmitry Postnov, Chris B. Schaffer, and David A. Boas. “Dynamic capillary stalls in ischemic penumbra: persistent traffic jams but therapeutic candidates.” Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 2020, (doi: 10.1177/0271678X20914179).

12.Şefik Evren Erdener, Jianbo Tang, Amir Sajjadi, Sreekanth Kura, Chris B. Schaffer, David A. Boas. “Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Cerebral Capillary Segments with Stalling Red Blood Cells.” Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 2017, 39 (5), 886-900.

13.Kıvılcım Kılıç*, Jianbo Tang, Ş. Evren Erdener, Smrithi Sunil, John T. Giblin, Blaire S. Lee, Dmitry D. Postnov, Anderson Chen and David A. Boas. “Chronic Imaging of Mouse Brain: From Optical Systems to Functional Ultrasound.” Current Protocols in Neuroscience 93 (1), e98.

14.Xianjin Dai, Tao Zhang, Hao Yang, Jianbo Tang, Paul R Carney, Huabei Jiang. “Fast noninvasive functional diffuse optical tomography for brain imaging.” Journal of biophotonics, 2018, 11 (3), e201600267.

15.Jiarui Yang, Anderson Chen, Shuaibin Chang, Jianbo Tang, Blaire Lee, Kivilvim Kilic, Hui Wang, Caroline Magnain, Shih-Chi Chen, Bruce Fischl, and David Boas. “Improving the characterization of ex vivo human brain optical properties using high numerical aperture optical coherence tomography by spatially constraining the confocal parameters.” Neurophotons, 2020 Oct;7(4):045005. doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.7.4.045005.

16.Smrithi Sunil, Sefik Evren Erdener, Blaire S. Lee, Dmitry Postnov, Jianbo Tang, Sreekanth Kura, Xiaojun Cheng, Ichun Anderson Chen, David A. Boas, and Kivilcim Kilic. “Awake chronic mouse model of targeted pial vessel occlusion via photothrombosis.” Neurophotons. 2020, 7(1), 015005.

17.Weibo Wang, Jiubin Tan, Tong Wang, Meiyu Li, and Jianbo Tang. "Reference surface calibration of a Fizeau interferometer through even/odd synthesis." Applied optics, 2011, 50(20): 3482-3487.

18.Chenguang Zhao, Jiubin Tan, Jianbo Tang, Tao Liu, and Jian Liu. "Confocal simultaneous phase-shifting interferometry." Applied optics, 2011, 50(5): 655-661.