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.
Stem Cells International Publication
We are pleased to announce our recently published article (Comparative AAV-eGFP Transgene Expression Using Vector Serotypes 1–9, 7m8, and 8b in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, RPEs, and Human and Rat Cortical Neurons) with collaborators Jason Mills & Thu Duong!
Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
"Tissue engineered nigrostriatal pathway for treatment of Parkinson's disease" is an article we published with D. Kacy Cullen's lab, one of our main collaborators. Check it out!