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Luca Pollonini, PhD

Assistant Affiliate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Pollonini earned his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Brescia, Italy in 2004. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Houston, TX, and became a member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2014. As a member of the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery, he conducts a research program focusing on optical imaging of tissue oxygenation.  Dr. Pollonini also serves as a panelist for the National Science Foundation and is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He serves as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.

Description of Research

Dr. Pollonini's expertise is the design and development of biomedical sensors and instrumentation based on optical technologies. His primary research interest is in the quantitative assessment of the mechanisms of transport and utilization of oxygen at cardiovascular and muscular levels. Dr. Pollonini has been involved in the development of a suite of wearable sensors aimed to provide indicators of exercise thresholds through the analysis of systemic and local physiological measures, and in a NIRS-based imaging system to monitor oxygenation changes in human tissues.

Areas Of Expertise

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Biomedical Optics Optical Imaging Tissue Oxygenation
Education & Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA Glenn Research Center
PhD, University of Brescia
MS, University of Brescia
Publications

Local syntactic violations evoke fast mismatch-related neural activity detected by optical neuroimaging
Kubota, M, Pollonini, L & Zouridakis, G 2020, , Experimental Brain Research, vol. 238, no. 11, pp. 2665-2684. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05922-8

Tracking differential activation of primary and supplementary motor cortex across timing tasks: An fNIRS validation study
Rahimpour, A, Pollonini, L, Comstock, D, Balasubramaniam, R & Bortfeld, H 2020, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 341, 108790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108790

Feasibility and efficacy of remotely supervised cranial electrical stimulation for pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled pilot study
Ahn, H, Galle, K, Mathis, KB, Miao, H, Montero-Hernandez, S, Jackson, N, Ju, HH, McCrackin, H, Goodwin, C, Hargraves, A, Jain, B, Dinh, H, Abdul-Mooti, S, Park, L & Pollonini, L 2020, , Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 77, pp. 128-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2020.05.003

Longitudinal effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on knee osteoarthritis patients measured by functional infrared spectroscopy: A pilot study
Pollonini, L, Miao, H & Ahn, H 2020, , Neurophotonics, vol. 7, no. 2, 025004. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.7.2.025004

A wearable diffuse optical tomography patch for investigating pressure injuries
Day, B & Pollonini, L 2020, . in Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy, OTS 2020. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, vol. Part F179-OTS-2020, OSA - The Optical Society, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy, OTS 2020, Washington, United States, 4/20/20. https://doi.org/10.1364/OTS.2020.STu1D.4

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Central Pain Responses in a Nonpharmacologic Treatment Trial of Osteoarthritis
Pollonini, L, Montero-Hernandez, S, Park, L, Miao, H, Mathis, K & Ahn, H 2020, , Journal of Neuroimaging. https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12782

Optical properties and molar hemoglobin concentration of skeletal muscles measured in vivo with wearable near infrared spectroscopy
Pollonini, L 2018, IEEE Sensors Journal. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2018.2794969

Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers
Simpson, RJ, Graham, SM, Connaboy, C, Clement, R, Pollonini, L & Florida-James, GD 2017, , Applied Ergonomics, vol. 58, pp. 566-572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010

Hemodynamic function during finger force production tasks in healthy adults
Pollonini, L, Younes, L & Gorniak, SL 2017, , Muscle and Nerve, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 472-478. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.25499

PHOEBE: A method for real time mapping of optodes-scalp coupling in functional nearinfrared spectroscopy
Pollonini, L, Bortfeld, H & Oghalai, JS 2016, , Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 5104-5119. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.7.005104

Decoding movement direction using phase-space analysis of hemodynamic responses to arm movements based on functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Tam, N, Pollonini, L & Zouridakis, G 2016, . in 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016. vol. 2016-October, 7591014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 1580-1583, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016, Orlando, United States, 8/16/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591014

Self-contained diffuse optical imaging system for real-time detection and localization of vascular occlusions
Pollonini, L, Forseth, KJ, Dacso, C, Parazynski, S & Friedman, JD 2015, . in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. vol. 2015-November, 7319730, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 5884-5887, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 8/25/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319730

A multi-layer monitoring system for clinical management of Congestive Heart Failure
Guidi, G, Pollonini, L, Dacso, CC & Iadanza, E 2015, , BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 15, no. 3, S5. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-15-S3-S5

Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers
Simpson, RJ, Graham, SM, Connaboy, C, Clement, R, Pollonini, L & Florida-James, GD 2015, Applied Ergonomics. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010

Pulse transit time measured by photoplethysmography improves the accuracy of heart rate as a surrogate measure of cardiac output, stroke volume and oxygen uptake in response to graded exercise
Pollonini, L, Padhye, NS, Re, R, Torricelli, A, Simpson, RJ & Dacso, C 2015, Physiological Measurement, vol. 36, no. 5, 911, pp. 911-924. https://doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/36/5/911

Auditory cortex activation to natural speech and simulated cochlear implant speech measured with functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Pollonini, L, Olds, C, Abaya, H, Bortfeld, H, Beauchamp, MS & Oghalai, JS 2014, , Hearing Research, vol. 309, pp. 84-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2013.11.007

Blue scale: Early detection of impending congestive heart failure events via wireless daily self-monitoring
Chen, J, Quadri, S, Pollonini, L, Naribole, S, Ding, J, Zheng, Z, Knightly, EW & Dacso, CC 2014, . in 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014., 7038875, 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 63-66, 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014, Seattle, United States, 10/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/HIC.2014.7038875

Restoring cortical connectivity directionality and synchronization is essential to treating disorder of consciousness
León-Carrión, J, León-Domínguez, U, Halper, J, Pollonini, L, Zouridakis, G & Domínguez-Morales, MDR 2014, , Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 20, no. 26, pp. 4268-4274.

Integrated device for the measurement of systemic and local oxygen transport during physical exercise
Pollonini, L, Re, R, Simpson, RJ & Dacso, C 2012, . in 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012., 6346785, pp. 3760-3763, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346785

Synchronization between the anterior and posterior cortex determines consciousness level in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Leon-Carrion, J, Leon-Dominguez, U, Pollonini, L, Wu, MH, Frye, RE, Dominguez-Morales, MR & Zouridakis, G 2012, , Brain Research, vol. 1476, pp. 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2012.03.055