The Lu Chen Lab Members

Lu Chen Lab

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.

Bing Cao  

bingcao at Stanford dot edu

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” - Steve Jobs

Hobbies: Running, Cooking

Hemin Feng

Hmfeng at Stanford dot edu

"Bold Hypothesis and Careful Verification" - Hu Shih

Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies, reading, and cooking

Xiling Li

Xilingli at Stanford dot edu

I was amazed by the mental world that reflects the real world could varies so much from person to person, and from day to day. This invoked my curiosity to study how the brain functions in the beginning. And the endless curiosity and wondering keep me going in science.

Hobbies: Reading or watching detective/crime stories and science fictions, traveling, hiking with my friends and my dog ‘Leo’.

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.

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.

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

Michelle Tjia

Mtjia at Stanford dot edu

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A also a child place before natural phenomenon, which impress him like a fairy tale."

-Marie Curie

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and hiking


Theo Ruffins

Truffins at Stanford dot edu

I'm in science because I love learning new things, and I don't think any other profession blends creativity and pragmatism so harmoniously.

Hobbies: playing guitar, electronics, hiking, and woodworking

Administrative Assistant

Abraham Castaneda

Abecast at Stanford dot edu

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet." - Stephen Hawking

Hobbies: My hobbies include being outdoors, playing sports, reading current events, and I aspire to be in professional medicine.