Photograph of Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen

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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Study Neuroscience at Caltech

Come and study neuroscience in sunny Southern California. Caltech offers a number of PhD options in neuroscience and unique research opportunities.

Chen Institute BrainWAVE fellows, group photograph, from the left: Nathan Nadler, Emily Rainge, Sydney Hunt, Morgan Owens, Isaias Ghezae.

Meet the Chen Institute 2021 BrainWAVE Fellows

The Chen Institute BrainWAVE fellowship program provides support for non-Caltech undergraduates, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience, to conduct a summer research project at Caltech.

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Neuroscience Publications

The latest Caltech neuroscience publications from Chen Institute affiliated faculty are available here.

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Chen Institute In-person Socials are Back

We are delighted to announce that our monthly socials are taking place outside and in-person. To hear about our socials and other Caltech Neuroscience events subscribe to our email list by sending an email to

South side of the Chen Neuroscience Research building, it shows the large windows and copper facade of the exterior of the building, also Moore Walk, pathway and plant beds with young trees and succulents.

Dedication of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building

The dedication of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research building took place virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021.