Dr. Zheng Wang is an associate professor with tenure at the School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University. He received his BS degree from Dalian University of Technology in 1998, and Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2003). He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Medial Biophysics from University of Western Ontario in Canada (2008) and continued his research as postdoctoral fellow. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as research associate in Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University. From 2011-2021, he worked as Principal/Senior Investigator and directed the Brain Imaging Facility (equipped with two research-dedicated MRI scanners: Siemens Tim Trio 3T and Bruker 9.4T/30cm preclinical systems) at Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

His lab mainly focuses on integrating advanced MRI methods with network computation and neuromodulation techniques to investigate the neuropathological and therapeutic mechanisms of psychiatric disorders such as addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder in both human patients and monkey models.

List of Publications

Lv Q1, Zhang M1, Jiang HF1, Liu YL, Zhao SL, Xu XM, Zhang WL, Chen TZ, Su H, Zhang JT, Wang HQ, Zhang JM, Feng YJ, Li YQ, Li B*, Zhao M*, Wang Z*, Metabolic and functional substrates of impulsive decision bias in abstinent heroin addicts after prolonged methadone maintenance treatment, NeuroImage, 2023, 283:120421. 

Wang W1, Bo TT1, Zhang G1, Li J, Ma JJ, Ma LX, Hu GL, Tong HG, Lv Q, Daniel JA, Luo D, Chen YJ, Wang MY, Wang Z*, Wang G.-Z.*, Noncoding transcripts are linked to brain resting-state activity in non-human primates, Cell Reports, 2023, 42: 112652.

Lv Q*, Zeljic K, Zhao SL, Zhang JT, Zhang JM, Wang Z*, Dissecting psychiatric heterogeneity and comorbidity with core region-based machine learning, Neuroscience Bulletin, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12264-023-01057-2 . (Invited Review)

Bo TT1, Li J1, Hu GL, Zhang G, Wang W, Lv Q, Zhao SL, Qin M, Yao XH, Wang MY*, Wang GZ*, Wang Z*., Brain-wide and cell-specific transcriptomic insights into MRI-derived cortical morphology in macaque monkeys, Nature Communications, 2023, 14:1499-1514.

Yan MC1, Yu WW1, Lv Q, Lv QM, Bo TT, Chen XY, Liu YL, Zhan YF, Yan SY, Shen XY, Yang BF, Hu QM, Yu JL, Qiu ZL, Feng YJ, Zhang XY, Wang H, Xu FQ, Wang Z*, Mapping brain-wide excitatory projectome of primate prefrontal cortex at submicron resolution and comparison with diffusion tractography, Elife, 2022, 11: e72534.

Chen XY1, Wang Z1, Lv Q, Lv QM, van Wingen G, Fridgeirsson EA, Denys D, Voon V, Wang Z*, Common and differential connectivity profiles of deep brain stimulation and capsulotomy in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder, Molecular Psychiatry, 2022, 27(2):1020-1030.  

Qin DD1, Zhou JK1, He XC1, Shen XY1, Li C, Chen HZ, Yan LZ, Hu ZF, Li X, Lv LB, Yao YG*, Wang Z.*, Huang XX*, Hu XT*, Zheng P*, Depletion of giant ANK2 in monkeys causes drastic brain volume loss, Cell Discovery, 2021, 7(1):113. 

Zhang CC1, Kim S-G1, Li J, Zhang YY, Lv QM, Zeljic K, Gong HF, Wei HG, Liu WJ, Sun BM, Wang Z*, Voon V*., Anterior limb of the internal capsule tractography: relationship with capsulotomy outcomes in obsessive-compulsive disorder, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 2021, 92(6): 637-644.

Lv Q1, Lv QM1, Yin DZ, Zhang CC, Sun BM, Voon V*, Wang Z*, Neuroanatomical substrates and predictors of response to capsulotomy in intractable obsessive-compulsive disorder, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2021, 6(1):29-38. 

Zhan YF1, Wei JZ1, Liang J, Xu X, He R*, Robbins TW, Wang Z.*, Diagnostic classification for human autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder based on machine learning from a primate genetic model, American Journal of Psychiatry, 2021, 178(1): 65-76. [Commentary by van den Heuvel OA, Can Transgenic monkeys help us innovate transdiagnostic therapies?  American Journal of Psychiatry, 2021, 178(1): 8-10.]

Lv QM, Yan MC, Shen XY, Wu J, Yu WW, Yan SY, Yang F, Zeljic K, Shi YQ, Zhou ZF, Lv LB, Hu XT, Menon R, Wang Z.*, Normative analysis of individual brain differences based on a population MRI-based atlas of cynomolgus macaques, Cerebral Cortex, 2021, 31(1): 341-355.

Cai DC1, Wang ZW1, Bo TT1, Yan SY1, Liu YL, Liu ZW, Zeljic K, Chen XY, Zhan YF, Xu X, Du YS, Wang YW, Cang J, Wang GZ, Zhang J, Sun Q, Qiu ZL, Ge SJ*, Ye Z, Wang Z.*, MECP2 duplication causes aberrant GABA pathways, circuits and behaviors in transgenic monkeys: neural mappings to patients with autism, Journal of Neuroscience, 2020, 40(19): 3799-3814.

Cui YN, Li X, Zeljic K, Shan SF, Qiu ZL*, Wang Z*, Effect of PEGylated magnetic PLGA-PEI nanoparticles on primary hippocampal neurons: reduced nano-neurotoxicity and enhanced transfection efficiency with magnetofection, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11(41): 38190-38204.

Chen XY1, Zhang CC1, Li YX1, Lv Q, Zeljic K, Huang P, Jin HY, Chen SD, Sun BM*, Wang Z.*, Functional connectivity-based modelling simulates subject-specific network effects of focal brain stimulation, Neuroscience Bulletin, 2018, 34(6):921-938.

Yin DZ1, Zhang CC1, Lv QM, Chen XY, Zeljic K, Gong HF, Zhan SK, Jin HY, Wang Z.*, Sun BM*, Dissociable frontostriatal connectivity: mechanism and predictor of the clinical efficacy of capsulotomy in obsessive-compulsive disorder, Biological Psychiatry, 2018, 84(12): 926-936. [Commentary by Hoexter MQ, Are we ready for individualized target planning of ablative procedures in intractable obsessive-compulsive disorder? Biological Psychiatry, 2018, 84(12): e85-e87]

Lv QM1, Wang Z1, Zhang CC1, Fan Q, Zeljic K, Sun BM, Xiao ZP*, Wang Z.*, Divergent structural responses to pharmacological interventions in orbitofronto-striato-thalamic and premotor circuits in obsessive-compulsive disorder, EBioMedicine, 2017, 22:242-248.

Zhou TT1, Zhu H1, Fan ZX, Wang F, Chen Y, Liang HX, Yang ZF, Zhang L, Lin LN, Zhan Y, Wang Z, Hu H*, History of winning remodels thalamo-PFC circuit to reinforce social dominance, Science, 2017, 357: 162-168.

Yin DZ, Liu WJ, Zeljic K, Wang ZW, Lv Q, Fan MX, Cheng WH*, Wang Z*, Dissociable changes of frontal and parietal cortices in inherent functional flexibility across the human lifespan, Journal of Neuroscience, 2016, 36(39):10060-10074.

Lv Q1, Yang LQ1, Li GL, Wang ZW, Shen ZM, Yu WW, Jiang QY, Hou BY, Pu J, Hu H*, Wang Z.*, Large-scale persistent network reconfiguration induced by ketamine in anesthetized macaques: relevance to mood disorders, Biological Psychiatry, 2016, 79: 765-775. [Commentary by Arnsten AF, Murray JD, Seo H, and Lee D. Ketamine’s antidepressant actions: potential mechanisms in the primate medial prefrontal circuits that represent aversive experience, Biological Psychiatry, 2016, 79: 713-715]

Pu J, Wang J, Yu WW, Shen ZM, Lv Q, Zeljic K, Zhang CC, Sun BM, Liu GX, Wang Z.*. Discriminative structured feature engineering for macroscale brain connectomes, IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2015, 34(11):2333-2342.

Wang Z1., Chen LM1, Negyessy L1, Friedman RM, Mishra A, Gore JC*, Roe AW*, The relationship of anatomical and functional connectivity to resting state connectivity in primate somatosensory cortex, Neuron, 2013, 78:1116-1126. [Previews by Olaf Sporns and Christopher J Honey, “Topographic dynamics in the resting brain”, 78, 955-956] 


Liu CC, Li KS, Zheng XX, Fu MN, Zhang YY, Sindermann C, Montag C, Wang Z, Zhou B, Kendrick K, Becker B, A central serotonin regulating gene polymorphism (TPH2) determines vulnerability to acute tryptophan depletion-induced anxiety and ventromedial prefrontal threat reactivity in healthy young men, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2023, 77: 24-34.

Liu WH1, Xie H1, Liu X1, Xu SJ, Cheng SS, Wang Z, Xie T, Zhang Z-C*, Han JH*, PQBP1 regulates striatum development through balancing striatal progenitor proliferation and differentiation, Cell Reports, 2023, 42:112277. 

Zhang M1, Qin QK1, Zhang SN, Liu W, Meng HP, Xu MY, Huang XY, Lin XZ, Lin M, Herman P, Hyder F, Stevens RC, Wang Z, Li B*, Thompson GJ*, Aerobic glycolysis imaging of epileptic foci during the inter-ictal period, EBioMedicine, 2022, 79:104004.  

Li G, Huang P*, Cui SS, Tan YY, He YC, Shen X, Jiang QY, Huang P, He GY, Li BY, Li YX, Xu J, Wang Z*, Chen SD*, Mechanisms of motor symptom improvement by long-term Tai Chi training in Parkinson’s disease patients, Translational Neurodegeneration, 2022, 11: 6-16.

The PRIMatE Data and Resource Exchange (PRIME-DRE) Global Collaboration Workshop and Consortium, Toward next-generation primate neuroscience: a collaboration-based strategic plan for integrative neuroimaging, Neuron, 2022, 110: 1-5.

Hong J1, Bo TT1, Xi LQ1, Xu XQ1, He NY1, Zhan YF, Li WY, Liang PW, Chen YF, Shi J, Yan FH, Gu WQ, Wang WQ, Liu RX, Wang JQ*, Wang Z*, Ning G, Reversal of functional brain connectivity associated with gut microbiome and gastrointestinal hormones after vertical sleeve gastrectomy in obese patients, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2021, 106(9): e3619-e3633.

Wang Y, Lu PW, Zhan YF, Wu XW, Qiu YG, Wang Z, Xu Q, Zhou Y, The contribution of white matter diffusion and cortical perfusion pathology to vascular cognitive impairment: a multimode imaging-based machine learning study, Frontier in Aging Neuroscience, 2021, 13:687001.

Wang XD, Li XH, Cho JW, Russ B, Rajamani N, Omelchenko A, Ai L, Korchmaros A, Sawiak S, Benn A.R., Garcia-Saldivar P, Wang Z, Kalin NH, Schroeder CE, Craddock RC, Fox AS, Evans AC, Messinger A, Milham MP, Xu T*, U-Net model for brain extraction: trained on humans for transfer to non-human primates, NeuroImage, 2021, 235:118001.

Feng L1, Yin DZ1, Wang XB, Xu YF, Xiang YS, Teng F, Pan YG, Zhang XL, Su JH, Wang Z*, Jin LJ*, Brain connectivity abnormalities and treatment-induced restorations in patients with cervical dystonia, European Journal of Neurology, 2021, 28(5):1537-1547.

Zeljic K1, Xiang Q1, Wang ZW, Pan YY, Shi YQ, Zhou ZF, Wang Z*, Liu DT*, Heightened perception of illusory motion is associated with symptom severity in Schizophrenia patients, Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 2021, 104:110055.

Tong QQ, Gong T, Wang Z, Yu WW, Zhang JJ, Zhai LH, Cui HS, Meng X, Tax CT, Zhong JH, He HJ, A deep learning–based method for improving reliability of multicenter diffusion kurtosis imaging with varied acquisition protocols, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2020, 73:31-44.

Pu R, Wu Z, Yu WW, He HJ*, Zhou ZF, Wang Z*, Zhong JH, Association of myelination in the internal capsule with iron deposition in the basal ganglia in macaques: a magnetic resonance imaging study, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 10(7):1526-1539.  

Su H1, Liu YL1, Yin DZ, Chen TZ, Li XT, Zhong N, Jiang HF, Wang JJ, Du J, Xiao K, Xu D, Zeljic K, Wang Z*, Zhao M*, Neuroplastic changes in resting-state functional connectivity after rTMS intervention for methamphetamine craving, Neuropharmacology, 2020, 175: 108177

Su H1, Chen TZ1, Zhong N, Jiang HF, Du J, Xiao K, Xu D, Wang Z, Zhao M*, GABA and Glutamate/glutamine alterations of the left prefrontal cortex in individuals with methamphetamine use disorder: a combined TMS-MRS study, Annals of Translational Medicine, 2020, 8(6): 347-356.

The PRIMatE Data Exchange (PRIME-DE) Global Collaboration Workshop and Consortium, Accelerating the evolution of nonhuman primate neuroimaging, Neuron, 2020, 105: 600-602

Yin DZ, Chen XY, Zeljic K, Zhan YF, Shen XY, Yan G, Wang Z*, Topological architecture of functional diversity of brain regions and its association with human intelligence, Brain and Behavior, 2019, 9:e01358.

Zhang Z1, Cai DC1, Wang ZW, Zeljic K, Wang Z*, Wang YW*, Isoflurane-induced burst suppression increases intrinsic functional connectivity of the monkey brain, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2019, 13: 296. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00296.

Fang F, Lai MY, Huang JJ, Kang M, Ma MM, Li KA, Lian JG, Wang Z, Yin DZ*, Wang YF*, Compensatory hippocampal connectivity in young adults with early-stage type 2 diabetes, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2019, 104(7): 3025-3038.

Xiang Q, Xu JL, Wang YC, Chen TY, Wang JH, Zhuo KM, Guo XY, Zeljic K, Li WL, Sun Y, Wang Z, Li Y*, Liu DT*, Modular functional-metabolic coupling alterations of frontoparietal network in Schizophrenia patients, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2019, 13:40. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00040.

Yin DZ, Zhang Z, Wang ZW, Zeljic K, Lv Q, Cai DC, Wang YW, Wang Z.*, Brain map of intrinsic functional flexibility in anesthetized monkeys and awake humans, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2019, 13:174. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00174.

Li HF1, Yang LQ1, Yin DZ1, Chen WJ, Liu GL, Ni W, Wang N, Yu WW, Wu ZY*, Wang Z.*, Associations between neuroanatomical abnormalities and motor symptoms in paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 2019, 62:134-140.

Milham MP, Ai L, Koo B, Xu T, Amiez C, Balezeau F, Baxter MG, Blezer ELA, Brochier T, Chen AH, Croxson PL, Damatac CG, Dehaene S, Everling S, Fair D, Fleysher L, Freiwald W, Froudist-Walsh S, Griffiths TD, Guedj C, Hadj-Bouziane F, Hamed SB, Harel N, Hiba B, Jarraya B, Jung B, Kastner S, Klink PC, Kwok SC, Laland K.N., Leopold DA, Lindenfors P, Mars RB, Menon RS, Messinger A, Meunier M, Mok K, Morrison JH, Nacef J, Nagy J, Rios MO, Petkov CI, Pinsk M, Poirier C, Procyk E, Rajimehr R, Reader SM, Roelfsema PR, Rudko D, Rushworth MFS, Russ B, Sallet J, Schmid M, Schwiedrzik CM, Seidlitz J, Sein J, Shmuel A, Sullivan EL, Ungerleider L, Thiele A, Todorov OS, Tsao D, Wang Z, Wilson CRE, Yacoub E, Ye F, Zarco W, Zhou YD, Margulies DS, Schroeder C, An open resource for nonhuman primate imaging, Neuron, 2018, 100:1-14.

Wang ZW, Zeljic K, Jiang QY, Gu Y, Wang W, Wang Z*, Dynamic network communication in the human functional connectome predicts perceptual variability in visual illusion, Cerebral Cortex, 2018, 28(1): 48-62.

Wu XW, Liao XX, Zhan YF, Cheng C, Shen W, Huang MF, Zhou ZF, Wang Z, Qiu ZL, Xing W, Liao WH, Tang BS, Shen L, Microstructural alterations in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3: a TBSS study, Frontiers in Neurology, 2017, 8:714, doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2017.00714

Wen Z, Cheng TL, Yin DZ, Sun SB, Wang Z, Yu SY, Zhang Y, Qiu ZL, Du YS, Identification of the genetic cause for childhood disintegrative disorder by whole-exome sequencing, Neuroscience Bulletin, 2017, 33(2): 251-254.

Xiang Q, Wang Y, Zhang J, li Y, Xiao Z, Jiang K, Xu Y, Fan X*, Wang Z*, Liu D*. Progressive brain changes in the early stage of schizophrenia: a combined structural MRI and DTI study. Neuropsychiatry, 2017, 8(1): 739–44

Yin DZ1, Liu WJ1, Wang ZW, Zeljic K, Bo TT, Lv Q, You MN, Men WW, Fan MX, Cheng WH*, Wang Z*., Failure in cognitive suppression of negative affect in adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7:6583, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07063-5.

Pan YX1, Wang LJ1, Wang ZW1, Xu C, Yu WW, Spillmann L, Gu Y*, Wang Z.*, Wang W*. Representations of illusory and real rotations in human MST– a cortical site for the Pinna illusion, Human Brain Mapping, 2016, 37: 2097-2113. (cover story)

Yu WW, Lv QM, Zhang CC, Shen ZM, Sun BM, Wang Z.*, High-angular diffusion MRI in reward-based psychiatric disorders. Sun BM and De Salles A (Eds.), Neurosurigcal Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders, Chapter 2, pp.21-34, 2014, Springer Netherlands.

Wang Z., Qi H-X, Kaas JH, Roe AW, Chen LM, Functional signature of recovering cortex: dissociation of local field potentials and spiking activity in somatosensory cortices of spinal cord injured monkeys, Experimental Neurology, 2013, 249:132-143.