王彥襄  Yen-Hsiang Wang                                                 

Email: milkywang [at] stanford [dot] edu

 

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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~  Hans Christian Andersen

 

Education   Professional Skills   Publications   Research Projects   Fellowships & Scholarships   Honors   Language Proficiency   


Education:

Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.

Ph.D. graduate student, Department of Bioengineering

GPA: 4.3/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Christina Smolke (Dept. of Bioengineering)

Jun 2011 – now

Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.

M.S. Department of Bioengineering

GPA: 4.1/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Norbert Pelc (Dept. of Bioengineering)

Sep 2009 – Jun 2011

National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan

M.S.(unfinished), Institute of Building and Planning

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan

B.S. in Biology

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.92/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Hsiao-Wen Chung (Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

              Prof. Chen-Ying Huang (Dept. of Economics)

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

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Professional Skills

Programming: C/C++, MATLAB

Instrumentation: MRI (1.5T, 3T), MEG

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Research Projects:

Jun 2010 – now

Rotation Project: Design of in vivo differential sensor using riboswitch circuit.

Advisor: Prof. Christina Smolke (Dept of Bioengineering, Stanford)

Apr 2010 – Jun 2010

Rotation Project: Modeling of Lateral Inhibition mechanism

Advisor: Prof. Ingmar Riedel-Kruse (Dept of Bioengineering, Stanford)

Jan 2010 – Mar 2010

Rotation Project: Ribosomal RNA functional structure analysis using solid state NMR REDOR  

Advisor: Prof. Lynette Cegelski (Dept of Chemistry, Stanford)

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Oct 2009 – Dec 2009

Rotation Project: Hyperpolarized 13C Metabolic Imaging

Advisor: Prof. Daniel M. Spielman (Dept of Bioengineering, Stanford)

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Jan 2009 – Aug 2009

Spectrum Analysis algorithm in multi-channel imaging distortion correction

Advisor: Prof. Fa-Hsuan Lin (Inst of BME, NTU)

Using spectrum energy analysis method, a field map is generated to correct the distortion B0 inhomogeneity, which is a common disadvantage when using the Echo Planar Imaging (EPI) as fMRI pulse sequence. This method is combined with the parallel imaging technique, by which each field map is acquired by applying this algorithm to the image from each channel. Then, a total field map is obtained by combining individual channel image, which could be used for EPI correction after the parallel imaging reconstruction.

Side project: Visuomotor systems task using MR inverse imaging

Advisor: Prof. Fa-Hsuan Lin (Inst of BME, NTU), Prof. Wen-Jui Kuo (Inst of Neuroscience, NYMU)

Using measurements from multi coil array, magnetic resonance inverse imaging could achieve ultra-fast dynamic functional imaging (TR = 100 ms), compared to conventional 3D EPI (TE = 2000 ms). (Published as Lin FH, 2010, NeuroImage)

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Jan 2007 – Sep 2007

An fMRI Study of Coordination and Dominance Solvable Games

Advisor: Prof. Chen-Ying Huang (Dept of Economics, NTU), Prof. Wen-Jui Kuo (Inst of Neuroscience, NYMU)

A neuro-economic study using the event-related paradigm design is investigated by functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technique. Two different types of game-solving (coordinate vs. dominance-solvable) ability of human are examined with two types of games (number and box game). Results suggest that the cortex circuitry related to salience judgment is activated when subjects are asked to play coordinate games, while the reasoning brain areas show significant correlation to dominance-solvable games. (Published as Kuo WJ, 2009, Science)

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Sep 2005 – Apr 2007

Rhythm Cognition in Human Brain Using fMRI

Advisor: Prof. Hsiao-Wen Chung, Dr. Yi-Yu Shih (Dept of Electrical Engineering, NTU)

In this project, an interlaced fMRI paradigm design is used to study the music cognitive functions. Specifically, we investigated the difference in brain functions between chord distinguishing and rhythm recognition. The cognition analysis is done with MATLAB SPM2. We found that the left part of cortex is dominant during the task, which suggested that it may have close association with music processing. (Published as Shih YY, 2005, Proc of ISMRM)

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Publications:

F.-H. Lin, T. Witzel, W.-T. Chang, W.-K. Tsai, Y.-H. Wang, W.-J. Kuo, J. Belliveau, 2010, “K-space reconstruction of magnetic resonance inverse imaging (K-InI) of human visuomotor systems”, NeuroImage (49), pp. 3086-3098 [pdf]

W.-J. Kuo, T. Sjöström, Y.-P. Chen, Y.-H. Wang, C.-Y. Huang, 2009, “Intuition and Deliberation: Two Systems for Strategizing in the Brain”, Science (324), no. 5926, pp. 519 – 522 [pdf]

Y.-Y. Shih, Y.-H. Wang, C.-W. Ko, H.-W. Chung, 2005 Lateralization of brain function in cognitive music processing of chord versus rhythm, Proceedings of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 13th Annual Meeting, Miami, USA [pdf]

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Student Grants:

Investigation of Rhythm Cognition in Human Brain Using Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional MRI (no. NSC 94-2815-C-002-060-E), National Science Council of Taiwan

Advisor : Prof. Chung, Hsiao-Wen, Dept. of EE, NTU

Sep 05 –Feb 06

Design of a Z-shim Method Suitable for Propeller EPI for Functional MRI at 3.0 Tesla (no. NSC 95-2815-C-002-042-E), National Science Council of Taiwan

Advisor : Prof. Chung, Hsiao-Wen, Dept. of EE, NTU

Sep 06 –Feb 07

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Teaching Assistant:

BIOE300A/Molecular and Cellular Engineering (3 Units, graduate)

Sep 10 – Dec 10

Probability and Statistics (3 Units, graduate)

Jan 09 – Jun 09

Biotechnology Core Techniques experiment (4 Units, graduate)

Jun 08 - Jul 08

High school private tutor (Chemistry, Physics and Math)

Sep 02 – Jul 09

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Fellowship & Scholarship

Stanford Bio-X fellowship

2009 - 2012

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (tsmc) Scholarship

2006

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Honors

Best Entrepreneurship, Applied Material Young Talent Camp

2006

National Taiwan University Outstanding Student Award

2005

Contestant Candidate, 34th International Chemistry Olympia (IChO)

2002

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Language Proficiency

Chinese - Mandarin (Native) / Taiwanese (Intermediate)

English (Excellent)

French (DELF B1)

German (Goethe-Zertifikat A1)

Japanese (Beginner)

Turkish (Beginner)

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