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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 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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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 for Neuroscience Events

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


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.


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.