Mo Chen, PhD

Scientist, Department of Psychiatry

Mo Chen

Contact Info

mchen@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-5220

Office Address:
Room 247
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Scientist, Department of Psychiatry

Manager, MnDRIVE Non-invasive Neuromodulation Laboratory


PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2012

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2006


Dr. Chen's research interests focus on using different techniques, including non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging, to investigate pathopysiology of neurological and psychiatric disorders e.g. Focal Dystonia and Stroke, and using non-invasive neuromodulation techniques as a treatment to improve performance of people with neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Summary

Dr. Mo Chen is the Manager of the Non-invasive Neuromodulation Laboratory and a Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He obtained his B.S and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University and finished Postdoctoral research training in the Brain Plasticity Laboratory at University of Minnesota. His research interests are 1. investigating the mechanism and effectiveness of non-invasive neuromodulation techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), repetitive TMS (rTMS), transcranial current stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS, tPCS), paired associative stimulation (PAS).. etc. 2. Combining neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance image, fMRI, resting-state fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging, DTI) and neuromodulation techniques to investigate pathophysiology of neurological and psychiatric disorders, e.g. Focal Dystonia, Spasmodic Dysphonia and Stroke. 3. Using neuromodulation techniques as a treatment to neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Expertise

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), repetitive TMS (rTMS), transcranial current stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS, tPCS), paired associative stimulation (PAS), Eyeblink classical conditioning (EBCC), task functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), resting-state fMRI, Neuromodulation.

Awards & Recognition

Grand Award. Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards. the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2012

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Chen's research interests focus on using different techniques, including non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging, to investigate pathopysiology of neurological and psychiatric disorders e.g. Focal Dystonia and Stroke, and using non-invasive neuromodulation techniques as a treatment to improve performance of people with neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Research Funding Grants

Role: Site PI at University of Minnesota; Co-investigator 1R01DC015216-01A1 National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Multimodal Assessment of Neurophysiology in Focal Dystonia PI: Teresa J. Kimberley 2017.01 - 2021.12 Direct costs: $317,000/y (total: $1,581,144)

Role: Co-investigator Research Grant National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA) The Pathophysiology of Spasmodic Dysphonia: a combined TMS and fMRI study PI: Teresa J. Kimberley 2015.03 - 2017.06 Direct costs (total): $45,000

Patents

  • Pang PMK, Chen M, Ho SK, Zhou HF, Ng DTW, Tong KY. Wearable power assistive device for helping a user to move their hand. US patent. US 20100305717A1.
  • Ye XS, Chen M, Wang P, Wang QB, Liu J, Zheng XX. Implanted microchip for neural recording and stimulating. CN patent. CN200710156513.1.
  • Chen WD, Dai JH, Zhang SM, Su Y, Chen M, Wang QB, Liu J, Zheng XX. A rehabilitation system based on virtual reality and functional electrical stimulation. CN patent. CN101574297B.
  • Tong KY, Ho SK, Chan TW, Chen M. Recovering system for training user to move hands, International patent, EP2436358 A4.

Publications

Chen M, Cline CC, Frost KL, et al. Chapter: Advances and challenges in TMS research on motor systems. Book: Engineering in Medicine: Advances and Opportunities. Edited by Laizzo P. and He B. Elsevier Press. Philadelphia. In Press.