Happy Graduation Day!

Warmest congratulation to Chen Lab member Peter Chen on earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering! Peter will be pursuing his Master’s here at Wash U this fall.

Ask A Neuroscientist

Neuroscientists at Washington University in St. Louis answer some of the frequently asked questions by Brain Discovery’s 4th-6th grade students.

Poster presentation

Chen Lab’s senior lab member Pingchuan Ma presented his research recently at the Neuroscience Retreat.


In 2023 our lab will be relocating to the new Neuroscience Research Building, under construction right now. Here’s is a time lapse video of the progress.

Welcome Lizzie!

MSTP student Lizzie Tilden joins the lab. Her Ph.D thesis work will focus on investigating the potential role of PKA in sleep. Using simultaneous Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Fluorescent Lifetime Photometry (FLiP) in freely behaving mice, she can precisely track PKA activation and characterize or manipulate activity patterns throughout the sleep and wake cycle. We are […]

This time of year

Our campus is just beautiful this time of year. These adorable flowers lining our building we get to enjoy every day we come into work.

Open Positions in Chen Lab

We would like to grow bigger! Positions available: Staff Scientist, Senior Scientist, Postdoc, Research Tech, Programmer.