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Daofen Chen, Ph.D.

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Program Director, Extramural Research Program 

Neuroscience Center, Room 2176
6001 Executive Blvd MSC 9523
Bethesda, MD 20892-9523
Specialties: Sensorimotor functions, neurorehabilitation, and neurotechnologies

Dr. Daofen Chen joined the NINDS as a Program Director in 2001. He currently oversees research grant portfolios and programs in the areas of motor systems, focusing on basic, translational, and clinical sciences of sensorimotor control and integration, neurorehabilitation, and related neurotechnologies. Dr. Chen began his graduate training in neurophysiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, studied subsequently at University of Fribourg as an IBRO fellow, and received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from University of Washington. He was an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Northwestern University Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he also completed his clinical training in movement/rehabilitation science. Prior to joining NINDS, Dr. Chen served on the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  His research career focused on the cortical and spinal mechanisms of motor control and associated neural circuit properties and plasticity.

Last Modified March 4, 2014