Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Fang Liu, PhD

  • Research Engineer

Fang Liu earned PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. In addition to her academic background, she has over ten years of neuroimaging research experience. Most recently, from February 2007 through November 2015, she was employed by the Hospital for Sick Children, the Canadian largest, hospital-based child health research institute. As a researcher, she participated in multiple projects which included white matter compromise and information processing speed of pediatric brain tumor patients, the inhibitory control network in youth with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and prediction of hemorrhagic transformation in acute ischemic stroke. From June 2016, she was employed as a Research Engineer by the Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory, mainly focus on non-invasive neuroimaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to study cortical activity during various motor and sensory tasks.

Research Interest Summary

Applying MRI to brain-computer interface research for patients with disabilities.

Research Interests

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) techniques, help to achieve the goal of developing advanced neuroprosthetic technology to improve quality of life for individuals with sensory and/or motor impairments caused by neurological disorders such as stroke, and spinal cord injury.