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Dah-Jyuu Wang, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

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34th Street & Civic Center Blvd
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Wood Building, Suite 2036
Department of Radiology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3556
B.S. (Chemistry)
Tamkang University, Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) , 1979.
M.S. (Physical Chemistry)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Advisor Dr. Paul Lauterbur, 1986.
Ph.D (Physical Chemistry)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Advisor Dr. Charles Springer, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Post doctoral, Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA , 1989-1995.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am interested in the use of magnetic resonance imagaing and spectroscopy (MRI/MRS) to study muscular skeletal and central nervous systems.

Selected Publications

Walker L, Chang L-C, Nayak A, Irfanoglu MO, Botteron KN, McCracken J, McKinstry RC, Rivkin MJ, Wang D-J, Rumsey J, the Brain Development Cooperative Group: The Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Component of The NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development (PedsDTI). NeuroImage 2015 Jun 2. pii: S1053-8119(15)00473-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.083. [Epub ahead of print]

Jaramillo D, Bedoya MA, Wang DJ, Pena AH, Delgado J, Jaimes C, H0-Fung V and Kaplan P.: Quantification of Bone Marrow Involvement in Treated Gaucher Disease With Proton MR Spectroscopy: Correlation With Bone Marrow MRI Scores and Clinical Status. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 Jun;204(6):1296-302. doi: 10.2214/ AJR.14.13563.

Khundrakpam BS, Tohka J, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Prediction of brain maturity based on cortical thickness at different spatial resolutions. Neuroimage. 2015 May 1;111:350-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.046. Epub 2015 Feb 28.

Forbes SC, Willcocks RJ, Triplett WT, Rooney WD, Lott DJ, Wang DJ, Pollaro J, Senesac CR, Daniels MJ, Finkel RS, Russman BS, Byrne BJ, Finanger EL, Tennekoon GI, Walter GA, Sweeney HL, Vandenborne K.: Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy assessment of lower extremity skeletal muscles in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a multicenter cross sectional study. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 9;9(9):e106435

Arpan I, Willcocks RJ, Forbes SC, Finkel RS, Lott DJ, Rooney WD, Triplett WT, Senesac CR, Daniels MJ, Byrne BJ, Finanger EL, Russman BS, Wang DJ, Tennekoon GI, Walter GA, Sweeney HL, Vandenborne K.: Examination of effects of corticosteroids on skeletal muscles of boys with DMD using MRI and MRS. Neurology. 2014 Sep 9;83(11):974-80.

Triplett WT, Baligand C, Forbes SC, Willcocks RJ, Lott DJ, DeVos S, Pollaro J, Rooney WD, Sweeney HL, Bönnemann CG, Wang DJ, Vandenborne K, Walter GA.: Chemical shift-based MRI to measure fat fractions in dystrophic skeletal muscle. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jul;72(1):8-19.

Ducharme S, Albaugh MD, Hudziak JJ, Botteron KN, Nguyen TV, Truong C, Evans AC, Karama S; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Anxious/depressed symptoms are linked to right ventromedial prefrontal cortical thickness maturation in healthy children and young adults. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Nov;24(11):2941-50.

Forbes SC, Walter GA, Rooney WD, Wang DJ, DeVos S, Pollaro J, Triplett W, Lott DJ, Willcocks RJ, Senesac C, Daniels MJ, Byrne BJ, Russman B, Finkel RS, Meyer JS, Sweeney HL, Vandenborne K.: Skeletal muscles of ambulant children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: validation of multicenter study of evaluation with MR imaging and MR spectroscopy. Radiology. 2013 Oct;269(1):198-207. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13121948. Epub 2013 May 21.

Khundrakpam BS, Reid A, Brauer J, Carbonell F, Lewis J, Ameis S, Karama S, Lee J, Chen Z, Das S, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Developmental changes in organization of structural brain networks. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Sep;23(9):2072-85.

Leone P, Shera D, McPhee SW, Francis JS, Kolodny EH, Bilaniuk LT, Wang DJ, Assadi M, Goldfarb O, Goldman HW, Freese A, Young D, During MJ, Samulski RJ, Janson CG.: Long-term follow-up after gene therapy for canavan disease. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Dec 19;4(165):165ra163.

Ducharme S, Hudziak JJ, Botteron KN, Albaugh MD, Nguyen TV, Karama S, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Decreased regional cortical thickness and thinning rate are associated with inattention symptoms in healthy children.J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Jan;51(1):18-27.e2.

Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Total and regional brain volumes in a population-based normative sample from 4 to 18 years: the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Jan;22(1):1-12.

Karama S, Colom R, Johnson W, Deary IJ, Haier R, Waber DP, Lepage C, Ganjavi H, Jung R, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Cortical thickness correlates of specific cognitive performance accounted for by the general factor of intelligence in healthy children aged 6 to 18. Neuroimage. 2011 Apr 15;55(4):1443-53.

Ganjavi H, Lewis JD, Bellec P, MacDonald PA, Waber DP, Evans AC, Karama S; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Negative associations between corpus callosum midsagittal area and IQ in a representative sample of healthy children and adolescents. PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e19698.

Fonov V, Evans AC, Botteron K, Almli CR, McKinstry RC, Collins DL; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Unbiased average age-appropriate atlases for pediatric studies. Neuroimage. 2011 Jan 1;54(1):313-27. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.07.033. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

Lange N, Froimowitz MP, Bigler ED, Lainhart JE; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: Associations between IQ, total and regional brain volumes, and demography in a large normative sample of healthy children and adolescents. Dev Neuropsychol. 2010;35(3):296-317.

Assadi M, Janson C, Wang DJ, Goldfarb O, Suri N, Bilaniuk L, Leone P.: Lithium citrate reduces excessive intra-cerebral N-acetyl aspartate in Canavan disease. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2010 Jul;14(4):354-9.

Yoon U, Fonov VS, Perusse D, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group.: The effect of template choice on morphometric analysis of pediatric brain data. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr 15;45(3):769-77

Assadi M, Baseman S, Janson C, Wang DJ, Bilaniuk L, Leone P.: Serial 1H-MRS in GM2 gangliosidoses. Eur J Pediatr. 2008 Mar;167(3):347-52. Epub 2007 Mar 27.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr Wang oversees the clinical MRS studies and trains the technologist, lectures medical residents and fellows on MRS theories and its clinical applications at the Radiology department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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