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Meet the Team

Dr. LU Hanna

PI and Director

Hanna works as Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of Neuromodulation Lab at Dept. Psychiatry, and GPS Mentor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also the Founder of The Brain X.

Dr. QIU Zhihai

Senior consultant

Dr. Qiu is a researcher at the Dept. Radiology at the Stanford University. With a great research interest of ultrasound brain stimulation, he will start his lab at Guangdong Institute of Intelligence Science and Technology in this year.

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Mr. EGG Waffle

Lab mascot

Mr. EGG Waffle(Chinese Name: 雞蛋仔)is an one-year old, energetic and talkative Siamese cat with excellent communication skills, including meowing, purring, and, of course, biting. These traits make him a competent lab mascot.

Research staff and PhD students

Amber

Miss. LI Jing, Amber

PhD student

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Miss. HU Jingchu

PhD student

Miss. Yuk Shan Yuen

Student Helper

Natalie

Miss. YANG Shu, Natalie

Research Assistant

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Mr. FENG Shixuan

PhD student

Dr. NI Xi

Post-doctoral fellow

Miss. CHOU Wing Yi (Idy)

PhD student

Miss. LI Zeyan

PhD student

Research Projects

Project 1
Title: Transcranial alternating current stimulation for neurocognitive disorders
Funding source: Research Grants Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigators: Prof. LAM Chiu Wa, Prof. ZHANG Li, Prof. WING Yun Kwok, Dr. MA Suk Ling
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2023
Status: Ongoing

Project 2
Title: Developing the geometric model of network-based cortical complexity
Funding source: National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition - Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigator: Prof. JIANG Tianzi
Duration: 25/05/2021 - 24/05/2023
Status: Ongoing

Project 3
Title: A novel computational framework for optimizing transcranial brain stimulation model
Funding source: Direct Grants for Research - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigators: Prof. LIU Yong, Prof. XUE Cheng
Duration: 24/06/2021 - 23/06/2022
Status: Completed

Project 4 (^_^ Award Winning Project)
Title: Decoding the cognitive trajectory of Hong Kong SuperAgers: a six-year follow-up study
Funding source: Direct Grants for Research - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigators: Prof. LAM Chiu Wa, Dr. XUE Cheng
Duration: 25/06/2020-24/06/2021
Status: Completed
*Award:
2021 Best Paper Awards on the Annual Congress of China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Project 5 (^_^ Award Winning Project)
Title: LANDSCAPE 2.0: A Computational Model for Personalized Brain Stimulation
Funding source: Direct Grants for Research - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigators: Prof. CHAN Sau Man, Prof. LAM Chiu Wa, Prof. ZHANG Li
Duration: 25/06/2019 - 25/06/2020
Status: Completed
*Award:
2021 Fellowship from the Japanese Society of Radiology (JSR)
2021 Young Education Scholarship (YES) Awards on the 19th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology

Project 6
Title: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Post-Stroke Fatigue: A Double-blind Randomised Control Trial
Funding source: Research Grants Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)
Principal investigator: Prof. TANG Wai-Kwong
Co-investigators: Dr. LU Hanna
Duration: 01/01/2023-31/12/2025
Status: Ongoing

Project 7
Title: Effect of a six-week Integrated Attention Training Program on the cognitive functions of older adults with co-occurring anxiety symptoms and subjective cognitive complaints
Funding source: HMRF
Principal investigator: Dr. FUNG Wai-Tung, Ada
Co-investigators: Dr. LU Hanna
Duration: 01/04/2023-31/03/2025
Status: Ongoing

Project 8 (^_^ Award Winning Project)
Title: Radiomics for the Prediction of Brain Age, Cognitive Maintenance and Healthy Longevity
Funding source: Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards-University Grants Committee
Principal Investigator: Dr. LU Hanna
Co-investigators: Dr. LI Yu, Prof. ZHANG Li
Duration: 01/10/2023-31/03/2025
Status: Ongoing

Project 9
Title: The Effects of virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of early-stage PIDG
Funding source: National Natural Science Foundation of China
Principal investigator: Prof. MENG Lin (Tianjin University)
Co-investigators: Dr. LU Hanna
Duration: 01/01/2024-31/12/2025
Status: Ongoing

Project 10
Title: Personalized prediction of transcranial magnetic stimulation clinical response in patients with treatment-refractory depression using neuroimaging biomarkers and machine learning
Funding source: Research Grants Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)
Principal investigator: Prof. CHAN Sau Man Sandra
Co-investigators: Dr. LU Hanna
Duration: 01/01/2024-31/12/2025
Status: Ongoing

CU Medicine GPS Project

Title: Taking a closer look at your brain: the computational modeling of brain age matrices

Principal investigator: Dr. LU Hanna

Students: CHIU, Lek-Kwan Ivan; NG, Cheuk Him (Jeffy)

Duration: 2023-2025

Status: On-going

Research Equipment and Software

Platform and equipment:

1. Mobile transcranial current stimulation (tCS) (neuroCONN, Germany)

2. Wearable electroencephalogram (EEG)

3. Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS)

4. Neurophysiological signal detector

5. Actigraphy (Philips)

Software
1. MATLAB
2. E-Prime
3. BrainVoyager
4. Neurophet-tES Lab
5. QuickSim
6. SimLab

Equipment from the collaborators:
MRI Scanner located at the Gerald Choa Neuroscience Centre (GCNC)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation with neuronavigation located at Neuromodulation Lab
Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) (Artinis Medical Systems) located at Neuromodulation Lab
TMS-EEG ANT Neuro at Guangzhou Medical University

Our studies were supported by

UGC
CAS
NSFC
CUHK
HMRF
Brainverse

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We welcome all the students and researchers who are enthusiastic for brain sciences and clinical applications of novel neurotechonologies.

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