Auditory Research Laboratory
School of Life Sciences
University of Science and Technology of China
Tel: +86 (551) 6360-7623
Professor Lin Chen completed his undergraduate study at Hefei University of Technology, China in 1982 and obtained his Master's degree at Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1985. He then acquired his PhD degree at the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in 1995. Dr Lin Chen is currently the director of Auditory Research Laboratory, School of Life Sciences at University of Science and Technology of China. He is also joint-appointed as a faculty member at Division of Bio-X Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale.
Research Interests and Support
Dr Lin Chen is interested in research into the central auditory processing under normal and pathological conditions. His specific research interests include (1) auditory cognitive process of Chinese lexical tones and (2) neural mechanisms of tinnitus. His technical approach includes whole-head EEG recordings from human subjects and patch-clamp recordings from animal brain slice. His research is mainly funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China, and Knowledge Innovation Project from Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1)Luo B, Wang H-T, Su Y-Y, Wu S-H, Chen L* (2011) Activation of presynaptic GABAB receptors modulates GABAergic and glutamatergic inputs to the medial geniculate body. Hearing Research 280, 157-165
2)Lu YG., Tang, ZQ, Ye ZY, Wang HT, Zhou KQ, Zhang M, Xu TL, Chen L* (2009) Salicylate, an aspirin metabolite, specifically inhibits the current mediated by glycine receptors containing α1-subunits. British Journal of Pharmacology 157, 1514-1522
3)Zhang M, Gong N, Lu YG, Jia NL, Xu TL, Chen L* (2008) Functional characterization of acid-sensing ion channels in cultured neurons of rat inferior colliculus. Neuroscience 154, 461-472
4)Luo H, Ni JT, Li ZH, Li XO, Zhang DR, Zeng FG, Chen L* (2006) Opposite patterns of hemisphere dominance for early auditory processing of lexical tones and consonants. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103, 19558–19563
5)Chen L, Sun W, Salvi RJ (2001) Electrically evoked acoustic emissions from the chicken ear. Hearing Research 161, 54-64.
6)Chen L*, Salvi R, Shero M (1994) Cochlear frequency-place map in adult chickens: Intracellular biocytin labeling. Hearing Research 81, 130-136.