Welcome to the Chen Lab!

An Introduction

The brain and the neurons within it dictate our interaction with the external world and defines our internal mindscape. Thus, disruption to any aspect of this organ leads to immense individual as well as societal costs. The primary research focus of our lab is to develop novel methods for restoring function of the brain after it has been damaged through stem cell biology techniques, neural tissue engineering, and modern neural interface technologies. As part of the Dept. of Neurosurgery at PSOM, we are also interested in exploring new ways for preserving brain function during neurosurgical procedures. Through all our endeavors, we hope to ultimately improve the outcomes of patients suffering from various brain-related pathologies. The following website highlights the current research going on in the lab as well as archives past research and publications. 

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New Cell Stem Cell Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Dennis Jgamadze and members of the Chen Lab for publishing in the February issue of Cell Stem Cell: "Structural and functional integration of human forebrain organoids with the injured adult rat visual system." Read the full publication on the Cell Stem Cell website. Coverage by the press and related links can also be found on the "Press and Publications" tab. 



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