Dr. Qiuting Wen (pronounced chiu-ting) obtained her Ph.D. from the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Ph.D. Program in Bioengineering, where she conducted research in brain tumor imaging and developed a keen interest in MRI. After graduation, she moved to Indiana University to continue her research as a postdoc with a focus on advanced diffusion MRI. She is the developer of dynamic Diffusion-Weighting Imaging (dynDWI) for measuring the paravascular cerebrospinal fluid (pCSF) dynamics—a key component of the brain's waste clearance function (glymphatic system).
One stream of her research involves applying dynDWI to understand dysfunctional pCSF clearance in aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases. Another focus of her research is developing multimodal imaging analytical frameworks to comprehend the brain's regional vulnerability to tauopathy and its relationship with white-matter degeneration in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Lab website: https://sites.google.com/view/wenlab/home