Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chen Laboratory




Welcome to the Chen Lab!

The brain dictates our interaction with the external world and defines our internal mindscape. Thus, disruption of this delicate organ leads to immense individual and societal costs.

The primary focus of our translational research is to develop novel methods for restoring the function of the brain after it has been damaged by combining aspects of stem cell biology, neural tissue engineering, and neural interface technologies. In addition, we are interested in new techniques for preserving brain function during neurosurgical procedures. The goal of these research endeavors is to improve the outcomes of patients suffering from a variety of brain disorders and diseases.