Dr. Chen was born and raised in China. From 2008 to 2012 he pursued his research interest under the guidance of Dr. Alan Chiu at Louisiana Tech University. After Dr. Chen received his PhD, he worked with Dr. William Stacey at the University of Michigan in the Department of Neurology. It was during this time that Dr. Chen grew a strong desire to study epilepsy in transgenic mouse models. This propelled him to join Dr. Mingshan Xue’s group at the Baylor College of Medicine for his second postdoc training.