Welcome to the S.Chen Lab!

We are a neuroscience research laboratory, at the University of Ottawa, focusing on motor learning and the neural circuitry responsible for this learning. By gaining a better understanding of the basic molecular mechanisms underlying motor learning, we hope to enhance the development of therapeutic strategies that counter the neural circuit dysfunctions underlying brain disorders.

Recent Lab News

02/2022 

The lab received a 5-year CIHR Project Grant!!!

01/2022 

Congratulations to Simon in renewing his Canada Research Chair!

12/2021 

Our recent NN paper was awarded 'uOttawa Faculty of Medicine - Best Publication of the Year' ! Also congratulations to Xuming on receiving the 'Best Postdoctoral Award in the Neuroscience Program'! 

08/2021 

Welcome new postdoc Sandrine Cote in the lab, and congratulations on receiving the FRQS Postdoctoral Fellowship!

07/2021 

Congratulations to Pablo on receiving the CIHR CGS MSc Scholarship!

06/2021 

Congratulations to Candice on receiving the OGS Scholarship again this year. Also to Ricky on receiving the NSERC-USRA and Bryan on the WiBR/TST Award to work in the lab this summer! 

12/2020 

Congratulations to Xuming on publishing his paper in Nature Neuroscience!! This is the first paper of the lab and sets a great president for everyone going forward.

08/2020 

Congratulations to Nate on passing his MSc Defense!! Nate is our first lab member to graduate!

05/2020 

Congratulations to Candice on publishing a review article in Frontiers in Neural Circuits. Go check it out!

04/2020

Congratulations to Candice on receiving the Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship, keep up the great work!

Recent Lab News

09/2022 

Our recent work on the cell-type specific role of NPAS4 in motor learning is published in Neuron!!!  Great work by Jungwoo, Pablo, and Xuming!!

08/2022 

Congratulations to Pablo on passing his MSc Defense!! 

07/2022 

Congratulations to Xuming on receiving a fellowship from Transforming Autism Care Consortium and Nate on receiving a pre-doctoral fellowship from Autism Speaks!!!

04/2022 

Congratulations to Nate on receiving IBRO travel award to CAN, Candice on receiving FENS/IBRO travel award to FENS, and Xuming on winning the Top 3 CIHR Brain Star Award!!!

02/2022 

Candice's PhD work is published in eLife!

02/2022 

The lab has received a 5-year CIHR Project Grant!!!

01/2022 

Congratulations to Simon on renewing his Canada Research Chair!

12/2021 

Our recent NN paper was awarded 'uOttawa Faculty of Medicine - Best Publication of the Year' ! Also congratulations to Xuming on receiving the 'Best Postdoctoral Award in the Neuroscience Program'! 

08/2021 

Welcome new postdoc Sandrine Cote in the lab, and congratulations on receiving the FRQS Postdoctoral Fellowship!

07/2021 

Congratulations to Pablo on receiving the CIHR CGS MSc Scholarship!

06/2021 

Congratulations to Candice on receiving the OGS Scholarship again this year. Also to Ricky on receiving the NSERC-USRA and Bryan on the WiBR/TST Award to work in the lab this summer! 

12/2020 

Congratulations to Xuming on publishing his paper in Nature Neuroscience!! This is the first paper of the lab and sets a great president for everyone going forward.