Taotao Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Deciphers the Networked Brain Through Traumatic Injury

BIOE3720: Engineering Physiology

The mysteries of complex brain function and cognition have always intrigued us. Taotao Wu specializes in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), offering a unique window into understanding these puzzles. At the forefront of multidisciplinary research, Dr. Wu investigates brain injury mechanisms from an integrative perspective. Employing computational models, preclinical tools, and neuroimaging, he uncovers insights into individual brain phenotypes, recovery processes, and personalized diagnostics. His work spans biomechanics, neuroscience, and brain recovery, with a vision to transform TBI comprehension, enable tailored protection and therapies, and advance our understanding of the brain’s intricate network system.

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, 2011
Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2023 – present
  • Courtesy Faculty, University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics, 2023 – present
Other Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2020 – 2023
  • Graduate Research Assistant and Research Associate, University of Virginia, 2014 – 2019
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, 2010 – 2011
Areas of Expertise
  • Traumatic brain injury, brain disorders
  • Injury biomechanics, finite element analysis
  • Network neuroscience, neurodynamic modeling
  • Neuroimage
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