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.
Undergraduate Ila Sethi has been awarded the Spring 2018 Pincus-Magaziner Family Undergraduate Research and Travel Fund from the College Alumni Society. Congratulations Ila!
Society for Neuroscience: Nanosymposium & Poster
11/11/2017 - 11/15/2017
Check out our Nanosymposium: "Transplantation of human cortical organoid tissue for reconstruction of rat visual cortex" and Poster: "Characterization of cerebral organoid activity using two-photon calcium imaging and acute electrophysiology techniques" presentations given at the Society for Neuroscience Conference 2017. (https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4376/presentation/9226)(https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4376/presentation/18876)