Jian-Guo Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, and got the Postdoctoral Training at the University of Iowa, Iowa, IA, USA. Now, he works as a Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He also serves as a Distinguished Professor of Yangtze Scholar Program of the Ministry of Education of China and a Distinguished Investigator supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists of China. His research field is neuropsychopharmacology. The general interests include learning, memory, and the related neuropsychiatric diseases. Chen studies the relationships between ion channels, synaptic plasticity, and pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric diseases, such as age-associated cognitive impairment (AAMI), major depressive disorder (MDD), and drug addiction, using techniques like electrophysiology, molecular biology, fluorescence imaging, and behavioral test. In recent years, the focus of his research has been on the relationship between receptor trafficking, neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity (long-term potentiation or long-term depression), major depressive disorders, and drug addiction. In addition, he has also worked on drug discovery and development, including the effective components from natural plants and traditional Chinese medicine. Chen has published about 100 papers in the important journals in the fields of life science and medicine, such as nature, nature neuroscience, and neuron, such as Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, British Journal of Pharmacology, and Glia.
Biography Updated on 7 December 2013