Dr. Wen obtained her Ph.D from UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint PhD Program in Bioengineering, where she conducted her research in brain tumor imaging (advisor: Dr. Sarah Nelson) and developed a keen interest in MRI. After graduation, she moved to Indiana University to continue her research as a postdoc with a focus in advanced diffusion MRI (PI: Dr. Yu-Chien Wu). She is the developer of dynamic Diffusion-Weighting Imaging (dDWI) for measuring the paravascular cerebrospinal fluid (pCSF) dynamics - a key component of the brain's waste clearance function (glymphatic system). Her current research is applying dDWI to understand dysfunctional pCSF clearance in aging, Alzheimer's Disease (AD), and other neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases. Another focus of her research is developing multimodal imaging analytical frameworks to understand brain's regional vulnearability to tauopathy in aging/AD.
Lab website: https://sites.google.com/view/wenlab/home