Staff Profiles

Smrithi Sunil, Ph.D.

Scientist I

Smrithi joined the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics in 2021 as part of the optical physiology team. Her work focuses on developing and utilizing imaging platforms to study the role of and interactions between various neuromodulators during complex behavior. Prior to joining the institute, she obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University under the guidance of Dr. David Boas. Her graduate research focused on using wide-field optical imaging of neuronal activity and hemodynamics to study the evolution of neurovascular coupling during stroke recovery.

Selected Publications View Publications

Guidelines for obtaining an absolute blood flow index with laser speckle contrast imaging

April 4, 2021

Sunil S, Zilpelwar S, Boas DA, Postnov DD

Chronic Cranial Windows for Long Term Multimodal Neurovascular Imaging in Mice

Frontiers in Physiology
January 22, 2021

Kılıç1 K, Desjardins M, Jianbo Tang, Thunemann M, Sunil1 S, Erdener SE, Postnov DD, Boas DA, Devor A

Chronic Imaging of Mouse Brain: From Optical Systems to Functional Ultrasound

Current Protocols in Neuroscience
June 25, 2020

Kılıç K,Jianbo Tang,Ş. Erdenern E, Sunil S, Giblin JT, Lee BS, Postnov DD, Chen A, Boas DA

Awake chronic mouse model of targeted pial vessel occlusion via photothrombosis

January 30, 2020

Sunil S, Erdener SE, Lee BS, Postnov D, Tang J, Kura S, Cheng X, Chen IA, Boas DA, Kilic K

Stroke core revealed by tissue scattering using spatial frequency domain imaging

December 20, 2020

Sunil S, Erdener SE, Cheng X, Kura S, Tang J, Jiang J, Karrobi K, Kılıç K, Roblyer D, Boas DA

Improving the characterization of ex vivo human brain optical properties using high numerical aperture optical coherence tomography by spatially constraining the confocal parameters


Yang J, Chen I, Chang S, Tang J, Lee BS, Kılıç K, Sunil S, Wang H, Varadarajan D, Magnain C, Chen S, Costantini I, Pavone F, Fischl B, Boas D