Brian Chow

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering (BE)


Research Expertise: Neuroengineering; Experimental Neuroscience | Optogenetics | Bioengineered therapeutics; devices and drug delivery

Chow's laboratory aims to create technological innovations to enhance therapeutic interventions in CNS disorders, and to this end, focuses on engineering tools to elucidate, diagnose and treat the diseased brain. The lab constructs these tools by integrating a broad range of disciplines: optogenetics, synthetic biology, genomics, neurophysiology, microfabrication and nanotechnology. Recently, Chow and collaborators utilized next-generation sequencing technologies to discover many widely employed optogenetic reagents for cell type-specific perturbation of neural circuits. Chow is broadly interested in translational science and entrepreneurship to maximize the reach and impact of novel technologies.

PhD 2008 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Chemistry 2001 - Stanford University

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