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).

2022 Research Grant Awardees

The Chen Institute is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Research Grants. This funding allows faculty to pursue highly innovative projects that are often considered too 'risky' by more traditional funding sources. Follow the link above to learn more about the awardees.

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

Apply Now for Summer 2022 BrainWAVE Fellowship

The Chen Institute is delighted to announce that applications are being accepted for Summer 2022 BrainWAVE Fellowships. Follow the link above to learn more.

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Neuroscience Publications

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

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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.

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.