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The People Behind the Chen Institute

Thanks to the support of Chrissy Luo and Tianqiao Chen, the Chen Institute at Caltech brings together innovative and collaborative researchers who share the common goal of improving the well-being of humanity through the study of the brain.


Chen Neuroscience Research Building Update

A conceptual rendering of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building with Moore Walk in the foreground.


Chen Institute Workshop on Computational Approaches to Neuroscience

This workshop will explore the topic of computational neuroscience at Caltech. Its goal is to promote discussion between neuroscience and theoretical/computational laboratories to learn more about current research and to forge new interactions and collaborations.

Chen Institute for Neuroscience Events

Upcoming events for the neuroscience community at Caltech can be found here.


Novel Viral Vectors Deliver Useful Cargo

The viruses reach their targets via the bloodstream and could be used to treat neural disorders.


Caltech Neuroscience Research

Caltech has a long history of basic scientific discoveries that have fundamentally transformed the landscape of neuroscience.

T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture

Wolfram Schultz, an award-winning neuroscientist and visiting associate at Caltech, was the kick off speaker for a new distinguished lecture series.


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Chen Institute Centers

The Chen Institute at Caltech is composed of five interdisciplinary research centers that bring together faculty to collaborate in developing the principles, therapies, and technologies that will change our understanding of the brain's structure and function.


New Executive Director

The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Center for Neuroscience has selected Mary King Sikora as its first Executive Director.