CV

Education

  • Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2021 (expected)
  • M.S. in Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, B.A. in English, Tianjin University, China, 2014

Research Support

20 – 21 Principal Investigator, FNNR Mini-Grant ($2000), The Foundation of Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research

  • Title: “EEG Analysis on Frontoparietal Coherence: Can Frontoparietal Coherence Serve as Neurofeedback Training Target for Enhancing Motor Learning?”

20 – 21 Principal Investigator, NASPSPA Graduate Student Research Grant ($2000), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

  • Title: Modifying Motor Skill Learning via Neuromodulation of Frontoparietal Networks

18 – 19 Principal Investigator, JumpStart Research Grant ($500), ASU Graduate and Professional Students’ Association

  • Title: Investigation of a causal relationship between visuospatial function and motor learning through inhibitory right parietal cortex tDCS

Publications

  1. Wang, P., Infurna, F. J., & Schaefer, S. Y. (2019). Predicting Motor Skill Learning in Older Adults Using Visuospatial Performance. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2018-0017
  2. Neely, K. A., Samimy, S., Blouch, S. L., Wang, P., Chennavasin, A., Diaz, M. T., & Dennis, N. A. (2017). Memory-guided force control in healthy younger and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 235(8), 2473–2482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-4987-3
  3. Neely, K. A., Wang, P., Chennavasin, A. P., Samimy, S., Tucker, J., Merida, A., … Huang-Pollock, C. (2017). Deficits in inhibitory force control in young adults with ADHD. Neuropsychologia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.03.012
  4. Ke, Y., Wang, P., Chen, Y., Gu, B., Qi, H., Zhou, P., & Ming, D. (2015). Training and testing ERP-BCIs under different mental workload conditions. Journal of neural engineering, 13(1), 016007. doi:10.1088/1741-2560/13/1/016007
  5. Ke, Y., Wang, P., Chen, Y., Gu, B., Qi, H., Zhou, P., & Ming, D. (2015). Concurrent mental activities affect ERPs and impair performance of ERP-spellers. Paper presented in 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) (pp. 118-121). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/NER.2015.7146574

Conference Presentations

  • Wang, P., Schaefer S.Y. (2020, June). Learning not to dwell on it: determining components of a functional reaching task most predictive of learning in older adults. Virtual presentation delivered at the 2020 Virtual NASPSPA conference.
  • Hooyman A., Wang, P., Schaefer S.Y. (2020, June). Kinematic analysis of functional reaching demonstrates differential performance strategies as a result of age. Poster accepted for the 2020 NASPSPA conference.
  • Wang, P. (2020, April). Modifying Motor Skill Learning via Neuromodulation of Frontoparietal Networks. Talk delivered at Fast-Presentation Competition for Emerging Scientists at NYC Neuromodulation Online 2020.
  • Schaefer S.Y., Wang, P., Daniel S. Peterson (2018, November). Initial Performance on a non-dominant hand feeding task is limited by focused attention in older adults. Poster presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Wang, P., Schaefer S.Y. (2017, November). Predicting motor skill retention in older adults with the Visuospatial/Executive subtest of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Poster presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Wang, P., Schaefer S.Y. (2017, November). Predicting motor skill retention in older adults with the Visuospatial/Executive subtest of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Poster presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wang, P., Schaefer S.Y. (2017, October). Visuospatial/Executive subtest of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment predicts motor skill retention in older adults. Poster presented at the 2017 New Mexico Clinical Neurostimulation Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Wang, P., Chennavasin, A., Tucker, J. R., Samimy, S., Reynolds, M., Huang-Pollock, C., & Neely, K. A. (2016, November). Deficits in inhibitory force control in young adults with ADHD. Poster presented at 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.

Oral Symposia

  • Schaefer, S.Y., Wang, P., Schweighofer, N. (2018, June). Dissociating learning- and non-learning-related performance changes during motor skill training in older adults. In Multidisciplinary Symposium – Methodological Advances in Motor Learning and Development. Symposium conducted at the meeting of North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Denver, Colorado.
  • Neely, K.A., Wang, P., Perez-Edgar, K. & Huang-Pollock, C. (2017, July). Precision grip force task captures subtle differences in inhibitory motor control in young adults with ADHD. In Huang-Pollock, C. (Chair), Hawk, L. (Discussant), Novel research methods for assessment and etiology of ADHD. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

Invited Presentations

  • Wang, P. (2017 January). Inhibitory control: A continuous motor task provides more information than reaction time task measures. The Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition Seminar Series, Penn State University.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 ASU Graduate College Completion Fellowship 2020-2021
  • 2020 School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering Graduate Excellence Award
  • 2020 NASPSPA student Scholarship for NASPSPA 2020 Conference
  • 2020 School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering Merit Award
  • 2019 Teaching Excellence Award, ASU Graduate and Professional Students Association
  • 2019 Phoenix Pride Scholarship
  • 2018 Student Advocacy Award, International Society of Neurofeedback & Research
  • 2018 Individual Travel Grant, ASU Graduate and Professional Students Association
  • 2017 Fulton Schools Research Travel Grant, ASU
  • 2017 First place research poster, Penn State 32nd Graduate Research Exhibition
  • 2016 Student Travel Award, PSU Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition
  • 2014 Outstanding Graduates Award, Tianjin University
  • 2013 Honors Student Award, Tianjin University
  • 2012 Tianjin People’s Government Scholarship
  • 2011 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Scholarship

Professional Experience

  • 2017- , Graduate Research Associate, Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Laboratory, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University

  • 2015-2017, Graduate Research Assistant, Brain and Behavior Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University

  • 2015-2017, Teaching Assistant, KINES 360 The Neurobiology of Motor Control and Development (4 semesters), Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University

  • 2012-2014, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin University

Leadership, Service and Volunteering

  • 2020.06 - , Member, Chinese Graduate Advisory Group, Arizona State University
  • 2019.06 - , Secretary, GRADient, Arizona State University
  • 2020.01 - 05, Award reviewer for ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • 2019 - 2020, Club Officer, Melrose Toastmasters, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2018, Travel Grant reviewer for ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • 2018, Youth Basketball Coach at Jr. Suns/Jr. Mercury League, Scottsdale AZ
  • 2018, Volunteer, 2018 International Society for Neufofeedback & Research conference