Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
818 W Hancock Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Dr. Kou is a translational neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and also an imager.He focuses on the use of advanced imaging technologies to provide solutions for clinical problems. Particularly, he is specialized in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of traumatic brain injury and clinical neuroscience in general. Along with other imaging modalities, he investigates the cerebral hemodynamic, metabolic and connectomic changes of the brain after head injury. By teaming up with emergency physicians, neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists, Dr. Kou's team is working on the forefront of brain injury clinical research and neuroscience investigations in a highly translational manner.
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
BME5040 Engineering Analysis; BME6480 Biomedical Instrumentation.
Neuroimaging of traumatic brain injury, biomedical signal processing (MR pulse sequence design), biomedical image processing, and neuroscience.
Awards and Honors
2015, NIH R21, Assessing Brain Tissue Viability after TBI: A Susceptibility Mapping Approach
2012, Seed Grant, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2011, Charles Haynes Fellowship award, North America Brain Injury Society (NABIS), for promising young professionals that best promote the mission of the society for brain injury research.