Xiaomo Chen


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, Center for Neuroscience, Center for Neuroengineering and Medicine at UC Davis.

Understanding how human cognition emerges from specific neural circuits within the brain is perhaps the greatest challenge of modern biology. The research goal of my lab is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying cognition, and to translate those discoveries toward the development of techniques to enhance human cognitive functions in both health and disease.

Education (cv)

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, June-2013

    • Ph.D. in Psychology and Brain Sciences

    • Dissertation: The functional role of supplementary eye field in value based decision making

M.A., Johns Hopkins University, June-2010

    • M.A. in Psychology and Brain Sciences

    • Thesis: Supplementary motor area exerts proactive and reactive control of arm movements.

M.Eng., Tsinghua University, June-2008

    • M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering

    • Thesis: Cortical plasticity in barrel cortex

B.Eng., Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, June-2005

    • B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering

    • Summa cum Laude

    • Thesis: Electromagetic Field Simulation for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Coil design