Jing Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wang works as an Assistant Professor in the Neuromodulation Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Jing has advanced research experience in the fields of neurophysiology, neuromodulation, neuroengineering and therapeutic treatments for neurological disorders.  Currently, her primary interests lie in exploring novel techniques for treating Parkisnon’s disease, as well as understanding the parkinsonian pathophysiology and the physiological mechanisms of therapeutic treatments.

Fellowships:

MnDRIVE logoMnDRIVE (Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy) Initiative Neuromodulation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Project Title: Plasticity Mediated Improvement of Motor Symptoms with “Coordinated Reset” and Other Novel Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Paradigms for Parkinson’s https://mndrive.umn.edu/brain/people

 

Parkinson's Disease Foundation LogoParkinson's Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Project Title: Novel Deep Brain Stimulation Paradigms on Treating Parkinsonian Non-human Primates and the                                                                   Underlying Physiological Plasticity                                                                                                   http://www.pdf.org/en/results_funded

Research

Dr. Wang is interested in the development of novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) techniques for treating Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the understanding of the neurophysiological changes associated with the DBS. DBS has been used for decades and is promising at producing significant motor benefits. However, with the advanced knowledge of the neurophysiological changes accompanied with parkinsonian motor signs as well as persistent clinical limitations observed with traditional DBS, more interests arose for developing new DBS paradigms. Dr. Wang’s research project investigates the efficacy of novel DBS paradigms, such as Coordinated Reset DBS, as potential alternatives for traditional DBS in the model of PD. Moreover, she also studies the neurophysiological changes in PD and their alterations by DBS using advanced neural recording technologies, in order to develop new DBS techniques based on the new knowledge to further improve the quality of life of PD patients.

Education

Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Biomedical Engineering & Instrument Science
2006 – 2011

Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Bachelor's Degree
Biological Sciences & Medical Engineering
2002 - 2006

Links
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