Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Her research investigates the development of nerve projections that regulate reward and motivation. Miswiring of these neural circuits can negatively impact self-control and addictive behaviors. Dr. Chen's lab utilizes a combination of molecular, genetic, and imaging approaches.
Molecular mechanism of neural development (neuronal migration, axon guidance, and synapse formation), pathogenesis of neurological disorders (agenesis of corpus callosum, split brain syndrome), and regulation of cell signaling.
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