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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.


Caltech Neuroscience News

Understanding the brain remains one of the great intellectual challenges for science, and it requires the integration of approaches from many disciplines. Read the latest Caltech neuroscience research news here


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Neuroscience Education

The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech offers a number of opportunities for graduate students in neuroscience. The Chen Institute recognizes the importance of fostering graduate student participation and enriching the graduate student experience through the activities it sponsors.

Caltech BreakThrough
Second Anniversary

Two years ago, Caltech set out to raise funds to ensure the Institute’s continued ability to advance discovery and innovation far into the future. The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building represents a part of that fundraising effort. Click here for the latest news about the campaign.


Networking Opportunities

The Chen Institute fosters the vibrant neuroscience community at Caltech and offers many opportunities to network. Find opportunities here


Caltech Neuroscience Research

The researchers involved in the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech are united in their shared goal of deepening our understanding of the brain. Learn more about the Chen Institute's six interdisciplinary research centers here