Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Chen is interested in developing novel approaches to brain repair, specifically with respect to the reconstruction of cortical circuitry. His laboratory combines techniques from neural tissue engineering, stem cell biology, and neural interface technologies to generate structured neural and axonal tissue for transplantation. In the in vivo setting, he studies the factors that promote neural tissue survival and integration and the functional effect of this tissue on large-scale neuronal networks.
Chen HI, Jgamadze D, Lim J, Mensah-Brown K, Wolf JA, Mills JA, Smith DH: Functional cortical axon tracts generated from human stem cell-derived neurons Tissue Engineering, Part A 25 (9-10): 736-45,2019.
Chen HI, Ming GL, Song H: Applications of cerebral organoids to clinical problems Developmental Dynamics 248 (1): 53-64,2019.
Piazza M*, Hitti FL*, Sinha S, Kvint S, Hudgins E, Baltuch G, Diaz-Arrastia R, Litt B, Davis KA, Lucas TH, Chen HI: Surgical outcomes in post-traumatic epilepsy: a single institutional experience Operative Neurosurgery accepted : 2018.
Ulyanova AV, Koch, PF, Cottone C, Grovola MR, Adam CD, Browne KD, Weber M, Russo RJ, Gagnon K, Smith DH, Chen HI, Johnson VE, Cullen DK, Wolf JA: Electrophysiological signature reveals laminar structure of the porcine hippocampus eNeuro 5 (5): ENEURO.0102-18.2018,2018.
Liaudanskaya V*, Jgamadze D*, Berk AN, Bischoff D, Gu BJ, Hawks-Mayer H, Whalen M, Chen HI^, Kaplan DL^ (*co-first author, ^co-senior author): Engineering advanced neural tissue to mitigate acute cerebral inflammation after brain transplantation in rats Biomaterials 192 : 510-522,2018.
Buch V, Yang AI, Lucas TL, Chen HI: Closed-loop stimulation methods: Current practice and future promise (Chapter 7) Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practice : 2018.
Struzyna LA, Browne KD, Brodnik ZD, Burrell JC, Harris JP, Chen HI, Wolf JA, Duda JE, Espana RA, Cullen DK: Transplantable dopaminergic micro-tissue engineered neural networks to recapitulate the nigrostriatal pathway in Parkinson’s disease Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 12 (7): 1702-1716,2018.
Goel NJ, Mallela AN, Agarwal P, Abdullah KG, Choudhri OA, Kung DK, Lucas TH, Chen HI: Complications predicting perioperative mortality in patients undergoing elective craniotomy: an ACS-NSQIP analysis World Neurosurgery accepted : 2018.
Chen HI, Wolf JA, Smith DH: Multichannel activity propagation across an engineered axon network Journal of Neural Engineering 14 (2): 026016,2017.
Chen HI, Jgamadze D, Serruya, MD, Cullen DK, Wolf JA, Smith DH: Neural substrate expansion for the restoration of brain function Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 10 : 1,2016.