Ph.D. Columbia University 2006
M.Phil. Columbia University 2003
M.A. Columbia University 2002
B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1996
Albert Chen is an assistant professor in the Warwick-NTU Neuroscience Program. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and Ph.D. from Columbia University where he studied developmental neurobiology in the laboratory of Thomas Jessell. Albert was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Louis Reichardt at the University of California, San Francisco.
Albert Chen's research aims to identify and characterize factors that direct the assembly and maintenance of neural circuits, and to understand how the organization of these circuits controls specific behaviors. These general issues are examined through the analysis of circuits in the cerebellum important for coordination, movement and motor learning. His lab is exploring mechanisms underlying the development and function of cerebellar circuits using genetics, imaging, and behavioral approaches.