Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Lei  Wang, PhD

Lei Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Radiology

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Lei Wang's lab research is focused on the development of multidimensional and multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers using the tools of computational anatomy. Working with collaborators from engineering, mathematics, psychology and clinical specialties, the team focuses on the following major areas: Mapping of Brain Structures using MRI. Dr. Wang develops automated pipelines to delineate brain structures based on simultaneous mappings of multiple structures from multiple atlases. This includes d...[Read full text]Dr. Lei Wang's lab research is focused on the development of multidimensional and multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers using the tools of computational anatomy. Working with collaborators from engineering, mathematics, psychology and clinical specialties, the team focuses on the following major areas: Mapping of Brain Structures using MRI. Dr. Wang develops automated pipelines to delineate brain structures based on simultaneous mappings of multiple structures from multiple atlases. This includes deep brain structures (such as the hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, and basal ganglia) and cortical structures.Complex Neuroimaging Biomarkers. They develop modeling and statistical approaches for the analysis of these maps and frameworks for joint, integrated analyses of multidimensional, multimodal information based on the structural mapping of the brain. These include:
• Multimodal MRI analysis: structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI, PET
• Network analysis
• Structure-function relationship
• Subtyping and dimensional analysis
• Prediction and longitudinal analysis

Clinical Applications
We are interested in developing neuroimaging markers to characterize neuropsychiatric disorders, disease progression and prediction, and monitoring of treatment:<br />
• Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia
• Breast cancer-related MCI
• Psychosis/Schizophrenia/Mood Disorders
• Imaging Genetics

Neuroinformatics
• Data sharing
• Data mediation
Preclinical Applications Neuroimaging of Animal Models
• Schizophrenia, Dementia, Mood Disorders, Memory
• Mouse, rat, rabbit[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Harvard University (1995)

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