Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-6450
Business Email: zheng.wang@phhp.ufl.edu

About Zheng Wang

Dr. Wang currently is the Director of the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Laboratory (NBDL) and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at UF. Dr. Wang’s research interest is focused on identifying neurobiological and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sensorimotor issues in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Phelan McDermid Syndrome, and Fragile X) and adult individuals who are at the risk in developing neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., older adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, individuals with Fragile X mental retardation 1 gene premutation and etc.,). Dr. Wang’s research employs system neuroscience approaches including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), structural neuroimaging, kinetic, and kinematic movement analyses to identify biobehavioral markers for neurodevelopmental disabilities to facilitate early diagnosis, predict disease risk and monitor disease progression. Dr. Wang’s work has been supported by NIMH, NICHD, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Dr. Wang has been published in multiple high impact and scientifically rigorous peer-reviewed journals specializing in developmental science (e.g., Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders), neuroscience (e.g., Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, and Experimental Brain Research), neurobiology (e.g., Frontiers in Neuroscience Systems Biology and International Journal of Molecular Sciences) and neurophysiology (e.g., Journal of Neurophysiology).

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
RSD6710 Motor Control: Translating from Fundamental Research to Rehabilitation Practice
RSD6701 Matlab Foundations for Rehabilitation Science
PET5936 Special Topics/Seminars
OTH6765 Res Method Design

Contact Details

(352) 273-6450

Dr. Wang is currently accepting PhD students.


Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Laboratory