Jerry Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Biology, BME)

Selected Publications

Chen JL*, Voigt F*, Javadzadeh M, Kruppel R, Helmchen F. Long-range population dynamics of anatomically defined neocortical networks.  eLife. 2016 May 24;5. pii: e14679. *Equal contribution (
Helmchen F, Chen JL. Imaging the cortical representation of active sensing in the vibrissa system. Sensorimotor Integration in the Whisker System. Springer, 2015:109-128.
Chen JL, Margolis DJ, Stankov A, Sumanovski LT, Schneider BL, Helmchen F. Pathway-specific reorganization of projection neurons in somatosensory cortex during learning. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Aug;18(8):1101-1108. (PDF)
Chen JL*, Pfaffli O*, Voigt F, Margolis DJ, Helmchen F. Online correction of licking-induced brain motion during two-photon imaging with a tunable lens. J Physiol. 2013 Oct 1;591(19):4689-4698. *Equal contribution (PDF)
Chen JL, Andermann ML, Keck T, Xu NL, Ziv Y. Imaging neuronal populations in behaving rodents: paradigms for studying neural circuits underlying behavior in the mammalian cortex. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 6;33(45):17631-40. (PDF)
Chen JL, Carta S, Soldado-Magraner J, Schneider BL, Helmchen F. Behaviour-dependent recruitment of long-range projection neurons in somatosensory cortex. Nature. 2013 Jul 18;499(7458):336-380. (PDF)
Chen JL, Villa KL, Cha JW, So PT, Kubota Y, Nedivi E. Clustered inhibitory synapse and dendritic spine dynamics in the adult cortex. Neuron. 2012 Apr 26;74(2):361-73.
Chen JL, Lin WC, Cha JW, So PT, Kubota Y, Nedivi E. Structural basis for the role of inhibition in facilitating adult brain plasticity. Nat Neurosci. 2011 May;14(5):587-94.


Department or Division: Biomedical Engineering

Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty