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Hu Chen PhD

Hu Chen
Designation
  • Research Assistant Professor
Contact Information
  • hch [at] uic.edu
  • (312) 413-8738
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:375

Hu received his PhD in Medical Sciences in 2004 from the Medical College of Fudan University in China. He joined the lab in 2012 and is examining the role of midkine and perineuronal nets in alcohol use disorder.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Compulsive Alcohol Drinking and Cortical Extracellular Matrix Specialized extracellular matrix structures in the brain, known as perineuronal nets, are important for neuronal activity and learning and memory. We found that perineuronal nets are increased in intensity in the insula, a cortical region that regulates compulsive alcohol drinking, after chronic alcohol use. The Lasek Lab On-going