Danny J Wang

Title(s)Professor of Neurology and Radiology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressSHN, 2025 Zonal Ave.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 7246
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-0840-7062 Additional info
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    Fudan University, ShanghaiBS07/1993Biophysics
    University of Sci&Tech China, BeijingPhD12/1998Biophysics
    University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaMSCE12/2010Clinical Epidemiology
    University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPostdoc12/2002MRI Biophysics and Neuroscience

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    I am a Professor of Neurology and Radiology, Director of Imaging Technology Innovation in the Mark & Mary Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. I am also directing the Laboratory of Functional MRI Technology (LOFT)(www.loft-lab.org). During the past 20+ years, my research has been focused on the technical development and clinical translations of novel functional and physiological Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies, in particular noninvasive blood flow/perfusion imaging. I am a recognized expert in perfusion and functional MRI with extensive experience in clinical applications related to neurologic and psychiatric disorders as well as body organs. I have also been supporting the scientific community by disseminating arterial spin labeling (ASL) sequences to approximately 300 Siemens imaging research centers around the world. In addition to MRI, I have experience in the technical development and clinical applications of Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

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    Laminar Perfusion Imaging
    NIH R01EB032169Aug 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Massively parallel high-speed 3D functional photoacoustic computed tomography of the adult human brain
    NIH U01EB029823Sep 8, 2020 - Aug 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Complexity of FMRI in Alzheimer's Disease
    NIH R01AG066711Apr 15, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    BBB Permeability Imaging in CADASIL
    NIH R01NS114382Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Multiband ASL for Neurodevelopment Study
    NIH R01EB028297Jul 5, 2019 - Mar 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NOVA PTX Coil for Ultrahigh Field Imaging
    NIH S10OD025312Aug 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imaging-guided tDCS therapy in major depression
    NIH R33MH110526Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Imaging-guided tDCS therapy in major depression
    NIH R61MH110526Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Novel Algorithms for Reducing Radiation Dose of CT Perfusion
    NIH R44EB024438Aug 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    A Novel System for Reducing Radiation Dose of CT Perfusion
    NIH R41EB024438Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Validation of Imaging and Blood-based Small Vessel VCID Biomarkers in Multiethnic Population
    NIH UF1NS100614Sep 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
    NIH UH3NS100614Sep 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
    NIH UH2NS100614Sep 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Perturbation of the treatment resistant depression connectome by fast-acting therapies
    NIH U01MH110008Sep 2, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Non-contrast 4-D Dynamic MRA in Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
    NIH R01EB014922Dec 14, 2012 - Nov 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Arterial Spin Labeled Perfusion MRI in Acute Ischemic Stroke
    NIH R01NS081077Sep 15, 2012 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pediatric Template of Brain Perfusion
    NIH R01MH080892Apr 15, 2009 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Hemodynamic neuroimaging of pediatric stroke
    NIH R21HD049893Sep 15, 2005 - Aug 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pediatric template of brain perfusion
    NIH R21MH072576Jan 1, 2005 - Nov 30, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator