Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground
December 05, 2017
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
It has been one year since philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo announced a $115 million gift to launch a campuswide neuroscience initiative for interdisciplinary brain research. Today, December 5, Caltech breaks ground on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building at Caltech. The building will be located at the northwest corner of campus.
"This is a symbolic but important step towards creating a beautiful new space that will foster transformative advances in neuroscience research, through collaborations at the interface between different disciplines," says David Anderson, director of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience Leadership Chair, Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. "Such research is being further enabled by the half-million dollars in seed funding for new projects recently announced by the Chen Institute."