Ling M. Wong

Ling M. Wong, Ph.D.

Health Program Specialist

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Ling received her B.S. from Brown University in Human Biology - Brain & Behavior, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Davis where she studied cognitive function in children affected by certain genetic disorders (Fragile X Syndrome or 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome) and used eye-tracking to develop a biomarker for a neurodegenerative disease (Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC, studying mental health in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia. She then conducted interdisciplinary research on service members with traumatic brain injury at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. She joined NINDS as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the NINDS Office of Science Policy and Planning, and she is now a Program Analyst (Health Program Specialist) in the Neurogenetics Cluster.