Danny J.j. Wang Phd


Associate Professor
Department of Neurology

310-983-3667 | 310-794-7406 (fax)



  • BS. Fu Dan University, 1993
  • PhD, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998
  • Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Diagnostic therapeutics, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1999-200
  • Postdoc Research Fellow, Departments of Neurology and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2000-2001


Awards and Positions

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2003-2010
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006-2010
  • Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Neurology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2010-present
  • Associate Professor-in-Residence (Secondary), Department of Radiology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2011-present

Recent Papers


  1. Wey H.Y., Wang D.J., Tuong T.Q., “Baseline CBF and BOLD, CBF, and CMROz fMRI of visual and vibrotactile stimulations in baboons,” J Cerebral Blood & Metabolism. 2011;31(2):715-24.
  2. Wang D.J., Rao H., Korczykowski M., Detre J.A., “Neural Correlates of Mediation Effects on Stress and Well Being,” Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. 2011;30;191(1):60-7.
  3. Chen Y., Wan H., O’Reardon J.P., Wang D.J., Wang Z., Korczykowski M., Detre J.A., “Arterial Spin Labeling phMRI After a Single Dose of Oral Citalopram,” Clinical Pharmocology and Therapeutics. 2011;89(2):251
  4. Kim J., Whyte J., Patel S., Avants B., Europa E., Wang J., Slattery J., Gee J.C., Coslett H.B., Detre J.A., “Resting CBF alterations in chronic traumatic brain injury: An arterial spin labeling perfusion fMRI study,” J Neurotrauma. 2011;27(8):1388-1411.
  5. Wang D.J., Bi X., Avants B.B., Meng T., Zuehlsdorff S., Detre J.A., “Estimation of Perfusion and Arterial Transit Time in Myocardium using Free-breathing Myocardial ASL with Navigator-echo,” Magn Reson Med. 2011;64(5):1289-95.
  6. Wu W., Jain V., Li C., Gianatte M., Hurt H., Wehrli F.W., Wang D.J., “In vivo venous blood T1 measurement using inversion-recovery TrueFISP,” Magn Reson Med. 2010;64(4):1140-47.
  7. Yan L., Wang S., Zhuo Y., Wolf R.L., Stiefel M.F., An J., Ye Y., Zhang Q., Melhem E.R., Wang D.J., “Non-contrast dynamic MRA with high spatial and temporal resolution using TrueFISP based spin tagging with alternating radiofrequency (TrueSTAR),” Radiology. 2010;256(1):270-79.
  8. Durduran T., Zhou C., Buckley E.M., Kim M.N., Yu G., Choe R., Gaynor J.W., Spray T.L., Durning S.M., Mason S.E., Montenegro L.M., Nicolson S.C., Zimmerman R.A., Putt M.E. Wang J., Greenberg J.H., Detre J.A., Yodh A.G. Licht D.J., “Optical measurement of cerebral hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism in neonates with congential ehart defects,” J Biomed Opt. 2010;15(3):037004.
  9. Gilihan S.J., Rao H., Wang J., Detre J.A., Breland J., Sankoorikal G.M., Brodkin E.S., Farah M.J., “Serotonin transporter genotype modules amygdala activity during mood regulation,” Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2010;5(1):1-10.
  10. Rao H., Betancourt L., Giannetta J.M., Brodsky N.L., Korczykowski M., B.B., Avants Gee J.C., Wang J., Hurt H., Detre J.A., Farah M.J., “Early Parental Care is Important for Hippocampal Maturation: Evidence from Brain Morphology in Humans,” Neuroiamge. 2010;49(1):1144-50.