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Xiaoqin Wang - Bio-sketch

Dr. Xiaoqin Wang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 1984, the M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 1991. From 1992 to 1995, he conducted postdoctoral research in somatosensory and auditory neuroscience at University of California, San Francisco, in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Merzenich. He joined the faculty of Biomedical Engineering Department at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1995 and is currently a Professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience. Dr. Wang received a U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1999 and was the recipient of a Kleberg Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 1992. His research interests range from auditory neurophysiology to neural engineering and include structures and functions of the auditory cortex, sensory coding mechanisms, neural mechanisms underlying vocal communication, and computational models of auditory and vocal processing in the brain. He directs the Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology ( in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He is also the director of the Tsinghua-Johns Hopkins Joint Center for Biomedical Engineering Research established between Tsinghua University (China) and The Johns Hopkins University.

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