Ph.D. 2005, The Catholic University of America
New Research Building, Room WP24a
Dr. Jiang's lab, The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, uses varying neuroimaging techniques to study cognitive function and cognitive impairments. The current research in his lab has been focusing on developing MRI techniques that are sensitive and accurate to detect and assess neural injury at early stages of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, with an ultimate goal of developing non-invasive biomarkers that can be used in clinical practice and drug development.
"Jiang plans to combine different MRI modalities to detect and quantify early pathological changes in the brain, including brain atrophy, decreased white matter integrity, and disrupted brain networks, along with other novel functional MRI techniques."
"'These findings, although preliminary, could have a significant implication for public health,' says Jiang, 'While there is no proven treatment that can effectively treat HAND other than control HIV replication, it is important for caregivers, families and the individuals themselves to know if they are affected.'"