Wan Yu Hsu, Ph.D.
Associate Specialist, Department of Neurology - University of California, San Francisco
Wan-Yu earned her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy. After that, she continued her education because she wanted to know more about the neural mechanisms underlying the treatment effects of occupational therapy. In 2009, she completed her Master’s degree in Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University, and then worked in Taipei Veterans General Hospital as an occupational therapist. At that time, she recognized her passion for research work. She obtained her Ph.D in Brain Science from National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and then received postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience and non-invasive brain stimulation at UCSF. She is currently an associate specialist in Department of Neurology.
Her research focuses on examination of changes in cortical excitability in neurological disorders by using magnetoencephalograpy (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). She also conducts meta-analysis to investigate the treatment effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on neurological disorders. Currently, Dr. Hsu is developing novel neuro-technologies-based approaches to provide alternative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for people living with multiples sclerosis (MS).
- Hsu, W.Y., Zanto, T.P., Anguera, J.A., Lin, Y.Y., Gazzaley A. Delayed enhancement of multitasking performance: Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on the prefrontal cortex. Cortex (2015)
- Hsu WY, Liao KK, Tseng YJ, Kwan SY, Chen RS, Lin YY Reduced postmovement cortical inhibition in patients with paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia Neurology (2013)
- Hsu WY, Kwan SY, Liao KK, Chen RS, Lin YY Altered inhibitory modulation of somatosensory cortices in paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia Movement Disorders (2013)