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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.


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Annual Chen Institute Retreat Held in San Diego

The first annual Chen Institute Retreat was held 23-25 February 2018, at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego.


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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.

25th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

In 1994, UCSD hosted the first Joint Symposium on Neural Computation with Caltech. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 5, at Caltech. Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in computational neuroscience and machine learning are invited to attend.


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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Highlights from the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Chen Neuroscience Research Building

More than 150 members of the Caltech community attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony December 5, 2017, for the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, which will be located at the northwest corner of campus.

Chen Institute at Caltech Awards $500,000 in Research Grants

The Chen Institute is pleased to announce that the first round of research grants has been awarded to thirteen collaborative research projects, proposed by Caltech colleagues.


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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.


Caltech Neuroscience Research

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