Ting Xu, PhD

Research Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain

Child Mind Institute

Ting Xu, PhD

Ting Xu, PhD, is a research scientist in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Her research focuses on investigating the brain connectome in human and non-human primates via various mathematical/statistical methods and applying them to investigate brain changes associated with normal brain development and those caused by disorders. She is currently on the Senior Research Scientist Track, a tenure-track equivalent at the Child Mind Institute.

Dr. Xu was initially trained in mathematics and increased her focus on neuroscience and neuroimaging with a particular focus on the processing and handling of large-scale datasets, investigating the low-frequency oscillations in BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) signals by using time-frequency analyses (e.g., wavelet), as well as on developing the computational platforms and statistical models for establishing reliability and reproducibility of the functional connectome. Recently, she has placed a growing emphasis on parcellation methodologies for characterizing cortical areal organization based upon functional MRI and understanding issues related to inter-individual variation and reliability in human and non-human primates (NHP). She has also participated in the organization, sharing and analysis of open large-scale neuroimaging datasets in human and NHP (i.e., Consortium for Reliability and Reproducibility [CoRR], and the non-human PRIMatE Data Exchange [PRIME-DE]).

Training

  • Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory for Functional Connectome and Development, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Education

  • PhD, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BS, Mathematics, Renmin University of China

Publications