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Lab Team

Jing Jiang, PhD

Lab Director
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed her doctoral research program at Humboldt University of Berlin & Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany, and postdoctoral research training at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is interested in the neural and psychological processes (language and emotion) underlying social interaction and their relations to neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Zhuoran Li

Zhuoran Li, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Zhuoran is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Jiang Lab. He was the Champion in National College Entrance Exams in Hunan Province, China. He received both his B.S degree in Physics and Ph.D. in Psychology from Tsinghua University. His main research interest focuses on how the human brain processes speech and language in diverse contexts and populations. He has utilized the fNIRS-based inter-brain approach to investigate the neural mechanisms of speech-in-noise comprehension in young adults, older adults, and non-native speakers. In the Jiang lab, he is interested in incorporating a set of cutting-edge and multimodal technologies, such as fMRI, intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG), eye-tracking, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), aiming at advancing the knowledge of neurocognitive mechanisms underlying human communication.


Bella (Xianqing) Liu, MSc

Neuroscience Ph.D. Student

Bella is a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience. She received her MSc degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh where she gained research experience in neurophysiology. Her research interests focus on understanding the brain networks involved in emotion and language cognition and how they are altered in mood and communication disorders, with the ultimate goal of identifying more effective and individualized neurotherapeutic targets to facilitate the development of treatments for these disorders. Aiming at these goals, she is investigating the causal links between cortical and deep brain regions using intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

Kang Wu

Kang Wu, MSc

Visiting PhD Student

Kang Wu is a visiting PhD student in the Jiang lab. He received his MSc in Chinese internal medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. His main research interest focuses on the neuropathological mechanism and treatments of stroke using fMRI. In the Jiang lab, he aims to leverage network analyses and machine learning on existing datasets to better understand the neural signatures predicting stroke-induced symptoms.

More People on the Way Soon, Stayed tuned!! ^ _ ^


The Jiang Lab Alums! 

We are proud of our previous members of the team who went on to accomplish bigger and better things!

  • Maya Sky, previous research intern in the Jiang Lab (2022- 2023), now PhD student at West Virginia University.