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.

Cross-sections of a fruit fly embryo that has been stained with antibodies that recognize the FGF Pyramus (red), its receptor Heartless (green), and a marker of cell membranes (blue).

Call for Research Proposals FY2022

The Chen Institute offers seed funding to allow Caltech faculty to develop new directions of neuroscience research, leveraging the Institute's interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. We are currently accepting proposals for FY2022 Grant Awards.

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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.

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Neuroscience Publications

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

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Diverse Minds Seminar Series

The Chen Institute is a proud sponsor of Caltech's Diverse Minds Seminar Series. As part of this series Timnit Gebru will be speaking on Tuesday, October 5, 4:00PM PT. Follow the link above to register.

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.

Chen Neuroscience Research Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

This hub of neuroscience consumes nearly 30 percent less energy than a typical lab building, it features native and drought-resistant vegetation, and serves as a model for resiliency with a 1-megawatt fuel cell able to power the entire building independently from the electric grid.