Personal profile

Research interests

My research focus on better understanding of both normal and abnormal human brain development with the ultimate goal of achieving imaging-based early diagnosis of risks for mental disorders to guide earlier and more effective interventions.


  • fMRI
  • Neuroscience
  • Brain disorders
  • DTI
  • Brain Development

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 2005 2016

  • 877 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 34 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
2 Citations

Changes of intranetwork and internetwork functional connectivity in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment

Zhu, H., Zhou, P., Alcauter, S., Chen, Y., Cao, H., Tian, M., Ming, D., Qi, H., Wang, X., Zhao, X., He, F., Ni, H. & Gao, W. Jun 1 2016 In : Journal of Neural Engineering. 13, 4, 046008

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mild Cognitive Impairment
Alzheimer Disease
Executive Function
8 Citations

Consistent anterior-posterior segregation of the insula during the first 2 years of life

Alcauter, S., Lin, W., Keith Smith, J., Gilmore, J. H. & Gao, W. May 1 2015 In : Cerebral Cortex. 25, 5, p. 1176-1187 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
3 Citations

Frequency of spontaneous BOLD signal shifts during infancy and correlates with cognitive performance

Alcauter, S., Lin, W., Smith, J. K., Goldman, B. D., Reznick, J. S., Gilmore, J. H. & Gao, W. 2015 In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 12, p. 40-50 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Power (Psychology)
2 Citations

Functional connectivity disruption in neonates with prenatal marijuana exposure

Grewen, K., Salzwedel, A. P. & Gao, W. Nov 4 2015 In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9, NOVEMBER, 601

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newborn Infant
Corpus Striatum
2 Citations
Partial Epilepsy
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography

Activities 2013 2014

  • 2 Editorial activity

Austin Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (Journal)

Gao, W. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial activity

China Medical Devices (Journal)

Gao, W. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial activity


Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad

Wei Gao (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

RSNA Trainee Research Prize

Wei Gao (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)