The Lu Chen Lab Members

Lu Chen, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

luchen1 at Stanford dot edu
Office: 650-725-2512
Lab: 650-725-2530

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kristin Arendt

klarendt at stanford dot edu

“It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.”

-G Mahler

Hobbies: Outside of Lab, I play trombone in the symphony, participate in auto racing, and ride dressage.

Yu-Tien Hsu

ythsu at stanford dot edu

I am curious about how the brain works.

Hobbies: cooking, making desserts, regular exercise (in planning phase)

Jie Li

jieli616 at stanford dot edu

Science is a journey of exploring magic. I find truth, confidence and even the inner nature of myself in science.

Hobbies: Reading, gardening and family time.

Esther Park

estherp at stanford dot edu

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hobbies: In my free time, I like to go to new places or stay home and work on my quilting.

Omid Miry

Omidm7 at Stanford dot edu

“It cannot be stolen by thieves, nor can it be taken away by kings. It cannot be divided among brothers, it does not cause a load on your shoulders. If spent, it indeed always keeps growing. The wealth of knowledge is the most superior wealth of all.” - Ancient Sanskrit shloka

Hobbies: Running, hiking, zoology, and science outreach.

Bing Cao  

bingcao at Stanford dot edu

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” - Steve Jobs

Hobbies: Running, Cooking

Shruti Thapliyal

shruti87 at Stanford dot edu

Science is the platform that gives direction to my imagination. The unwavering quest to experience the satisfaction you get when your work brings change in someone's life is what keeps me going...

Hobbies:  Travelling, Painting, Listening to music

Undergraduate Researchers

Rena Jiang

The more I learn about the brain, the more apparent it becomes that we are far from understanding it. I am always grateful for the opportunity to further our knowledge in the field of neuroscience.

Hobbies: Drawing, petting cats, ice skating, eating ramen.

Administrative Assistant

Amy Shon

Ashon95 at Stanford dot edu