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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:
• 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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Harvard University

… → 1995

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Schizophrenia

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Thalamus Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2008 2023

Androgen Receptors
Cognitive Therapy
Prostatic Neoplasms
Androgen Receptor Antagonists
Heart Diseases
Information Dissemination
General Anesthesia
Computing Methodologies
Prostatic Neoplasms
Survival Rate
Alzheimer Disease
Frontotemporal Dementia
Multimodal Imaging
Frontotemporal Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Differential Diagnosis

Research Output 1997 2020

Subcortical structural variations associated with low socioeconomic status in adolescents

Jenkins, L. M., Chiang, J. J., Vause, K., Hoffer, L., Alpert, K., Parrish, T. B., Wang, L. & Miller, G. E., Jan 1 2020, In : Human Brain Mapping. 41, 1, p. 162-171 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Class
Globus Pallidus
Caudate Nucleus

Circuit activity underlying a distinct modulator of prepulse inhibition

Heidinger, L., Reilly, J. L., Wang, L. & Goldman, M. B., Jun 30 2019, In : Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging. 288, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Auditory Cortex
Psychotic Disorders
Brain Stem
Healthy Volunteers

Exposure to violence and low family income are associated with heightened amygdala responsiveness to threat among adolescents

White, S. F., Voss, J. L., Chiang, J. J., Wang, L., McLaughlin, K. A. & Miller, G. E., Dec 2019, In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 40, 100709.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Facial Expression
Temporal Lobe
3 Citations (Scopus)

Higher Peripheral Inflammatory Signaling Associated With Lower Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity in Emotion Regulation and Central Executive Networks

Nusslock, R., Brody, G. H., Armstrong, C. C., Carroll, A. L., Sweet, L. H., Yu, T., Barton, A. W., Hallowell, E. S., Chen, E., Higgins, J. P., Parrish, T. B., Wang, L. & Miller, G., Jul 15 2019, In : Biological psychiatry. 86, 2, p. 153-162 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)

In vivo hippocampal subfield shape related to TDP-43, amyloid beta, and tau pathologies

Hanko, V., Apple, A. C., Alpert, K. I., Warren, K. N., Schneider, J. A., Arfanakis, K., Bennett, D. A. & Wang, L., Feb 2019, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 74, p. 171-181 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alzheimer Disease
DNA-Binding Proteins
Linear Models