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陈科Ke Chen


Research Interests

Visual signal integration in neurocircuit mechanisms & neuropsychiatric disorders


He received his bachelor degree (BME) in HuaZhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2003. Then he continued his study in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), and earned degrees in BME (M.S. 2006; Ph.D. 2012). During his graduate study, his research was mainly involved in neural modeling (M.S., Cortico-thalamic model) and electroneurophysiology in cat primary visual cortex (Ph.D, Non-classical Receptive Field). After graduation, he was appointed as a teaching fellow in UESTC in 2013. Then he visited the City University of HongKong (CityU) as a visiting scholar (2014.9-2014.12) in 2014 and visited the University of Arizona as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2016.11-2017.11) in 2016.

Recent publications

[1] Chen K, Song XM*. The contrast-response function of the inhibitory extra-receptive field cells. Acta Biophysica Sinica, 2012, 28(2): 146-156 
[2] Chen K, Song XM, Li CY*. Contrast-dependent variations in the excitatory classical receptive field and suppressive nonclassical receptive field of cat primary visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 2013, 23: 283–292  
[3] Chen K*, Song XM, Dai ZQ, et al. The spatial summation characteristics of three categories of V1 neurons differing in non-classical receptive field modulation properties. Vision Research, 2014, 96:87-95
[4] Chen K*, Yin JJ, Song XM. Receptive field properties of different spatial integrated cells in cat V1. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2015, 42:182-188
[5] Chen K*, Ding AM, Liang XH, Zhang LP, Wang L, Song XM. Contrast effect on visual spatial summation of differential cell categories in primary visual cortex of cat. PLoS ONE, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144403.
[6] Chen K, Wang Y, Liang, XH, Zhang YH, Ng TK, Chan LLH. Electrophysiology Alterations in Primary Visual Cortex Neurons of Retinal Degeneration (S334ter-line-3) Rats. Scientific Reports, 2016, doi:10.1038/srep26793.
[7] Wang Y, Chen K, Chan LLH*. (2018). Responsive Neural Activities in the Primary Visual Cortex of Retina-Degenerated Rats. Neuroscience, 2018, 383(15): 84-97.
[8] Ma XK, Chen K, Lu ZM, Wu J, Qiu SF*. Disruption of MET receptor tyrosine kinase, an autism risk factor, impairs developmental synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. Developmental Neurobiology, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/dneu.22645



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