Robert E W Chen, MA, MSc, MB BCh, MB BChir

Our laboratory is currently investigating the organization of cortical inhibitory and excitatory pathways in the human motor cortex, cortical plasticity, pathophysiology of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, the mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation as a treatment of movement disorders and inhibitory functions of the basal ganglia.

The techniques used include single pulse, paired pulse and repetitive magnetic brain stimulation; functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); electroencephaolgraphic (EEG) recordings of cortical rhythms and movement-related cortical potentials; magnetoencephalography (MEG); and recordings of local field potentials from deep brain stimulation electrodes in the basal ganglia.

Brain Stimul. 2018 Sep 05;:
Ni Z, Cash RFH, Gunraj C, Bercovici E, Hallett M, Chen R
J Physiol. 2018 Sep 07;:
Turco CV, El-Sayes J, Locke MB, Chen R, Baker S, Nelson AJ
Ann Neurol. 2018 Aug 28;:
Ghahremani A, Aron AR, Udupa K, Saha U, Reddy D, Hutchison WD, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Chen R
Brain Stimul. 2018 Aug 16;:
De Vloo P, Dallapiazza RF, Lee DJ, Zurowski M, Peng PW, Chen R, Hodaie M
Neuroreport. 2018 Aug 16;:
Vesia M, Culham JC, Jegatheeswaran G, Isayama R, Le A, Davare M, Chen R
Int J Med Robot. 2017 Dec;13(4):
Yoon JW, Chen RE, ReFaey K, Diaz RJ, Reimer R, Komotar RJ, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Brown BL, Wharen RE
Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2018 Sep;26(3):139-144
Chen RE, Voloshin I
Reprod Sci. 2018 Jan;25(1):44-50
Li Y, Li H, Xie N, Chen R, Lee AR, Slater D, Lye S, Dong X
Exp Brain Res. 2018 Jul 21;:
McGregor HR, Vesia M, Rinchon C, Chen R, Gribble PL
Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 05;21(10):2992-3002
Joyce MG, Georgiev IS, Yang Y, Druz A, Geng H, Chuang GY, Kwon YD, Pancera M, Rawi R, Sastry M, Stewart-Jones GBE, Zheng A, Zhou T, Choe M, Van Galen JG, Chen RE, Lees CR, Narpala S, Chambers M, Tsybovsky Y, Baxa U, McDermott AB, Mascola JR, Kwong PD



Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto