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Chinfei Chen, Ph.D., M.D.


A role for cortical influence on thalamic development
Summer, 06/17/09 - 08/18/09

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  1. R01EY032749 (ANDERMANN, MARK L) Jun 1, 2021 - May 31, 2026
    State-dependent modulation of retinothalamic axonal boutons
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R21EY030243 (ANDERMANN, MARK L) May 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
    Behavior-dependent neuromodulation of retinogeniculate axonal boutons
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  3. U54HD090255 (POMEROY, SCOTT LOREN) Sep 23, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Boston Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R01NS095959 (FAGIOLINI, MICHELA) Aug 1, 2015 - Jul 31, 2020
    Visual Circuit Regression and its Rescue in RTT Mouse Models
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. S10OD016453 (CHEN, CHINFEI) Jul 15, 2013 - Jul 14, 2014
    Shared multi-photon confocal microscope
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Liang L, Chen C. Organization, Function, and Development of the Mouse Retinogeniculate Synapse. Annu Rev Vis Sci. 2020 09 15; 6:261-285. PMID: 32936733.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  2. Thompson AD, Picard N, Min L, Fagiolini M, Chen C. Cortical Feedback Regulates Feedforward Retinogeniculate Refinement. Neuron. 2016 Sep 07; 91(5):1021-1033. PMID: 27545712.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Chen C, Bickford ME, Hirsch JA. Untangling the Web between Eye and Brain. Cell. 2016 Mar 24; 165(1):20-21. PMID: 27015304.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. Iwase S, Brookes E, Agarwal S, Badeaux AI, Ito H, Vallianatos CN, Tomassy GS, Kasza T, Lin G, Thompson A, Gu L, Kwan KY, Chen C, Sartor MA, Egan B, Xu J, Shi Y. A Mouse Model of X-linked Intellectual Disability Associated with Impaired Removal of Histone Methylation. Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 09; 14(5):1000-1009. PMID: 26804915; PMCID: PMC4749408.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Bei F, Lee HHC, Liu X, Gunner G, Jin H, Ma L, Wang C, Hou L, Hensch TK, Frank E, Sanes JR, Chen C, Fagiolini M, He Z. Restoration of Visual Function by Enhancing Conduction in Regenerated Axons. Cell. 2016 Jan 14; 164(1-2):219-232. PMID: 26771493.
    Citations: 107     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Hong YK, Park S, Litvina EY, Morales J, Sanes JR, Chen C. Refinement of the retinogeniculate synapse by bouton clustering. Neuron. 2014 Oct 22; 84(2):332-9. PMID: 25284005.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Hauser JL, Liu X, Litvina EY, Chen C. Prolonged synaptic currents increase relay neuron firing at the developing retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Oct 01; 112(7):1714-28. PMID: 24966302.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Louros SR, Hooks BM, Litvina L, Carvalho AL, Chen C. A role for stargazin in experience-dependent plasticity. Cell Rep. 2014 Jun 12; 7(5):1614-1625. PMID: 24882000.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Lin DJ, Kang E, Chen C. Changes in input strength and number are driven by distinct mechanisms at the retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Aug 15; 112(4):942-50. PMID: 24848465.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Chung WS, Clarke LE, Wang GX, Stafford BK, Sher A, Chakraborty C, Joung J, Foo LC, Thompson A, Chen C, Smith SJ, Barres BA. Astrocytes mediate synapse elimination through MEGF10 and MERTK pathways. Nature. 2013 Dec 19; 504(7480):394-400. PMID: 24270812.
    Citations: 524     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Kang E, Durand S, LeBlanc JJ, Hensch TK, Chen C, Fagiolini M. Visual acuity development and plasticity in the absence of sensory experience. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 06; 33(45):17789-96. PMID: 24198369.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Hauser JL, Edson EB, Hooks BM, Chen C. Metabotropic glutamate receptors and glutamate transporters shape transmission at the developing retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Jan; 109(1):113-23. PMID: 23076103.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Noutel J, Hong YK, Leu B, Kang E, Chen C. Experience-dependent retinogeniculate synapse remodeling is abnormal in MeCP2-deficient mice. Neuron. 2011 Apr 14; 70(1):35-42. PMID: 21482354.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Hong YK, Chen C. Wiring and rewiring of the retinogeniculate synapse. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Apr; 21(2):228-37. PMID: 21558027.
    Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Hooks BM, Chen C. Vision triggers an experience-dependent sensitive period at the retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 30; 28(18):4807-17. PMID: 18448657.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Liu X, Chen C. Different roles for AMPA and NMDA receptors in transmission at the immature retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Feb; 99(2):629-43. PMID: 18032559.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Hooks BM, Chen C. Critical periods in the visual system: changing views for a model of experience-dependent plasticity. Neuron. 2007 Oct 25; 56(2):312-26. PMID: 17964248.
    Citations: 97     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Paradis S, Harrar DB, Lin Y, Koon AC, Hauser JL, Griffith EC, Zhu L, Brass LF, Chen C, Greenberg ME. An RNAi-based approach identifies molecules required for glutamatergic and GABAergic synapse development. Neuron. 2007 Jan 18; 53(2):217-32. PMID: 17224404.
    Citations: 117     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Hooks BM, Chen C. Distinct roles for spontaneous and visual activity in remodeling of the retinogeniculate synapse. Neuron. 2006 Oct 19; 52(2):281-91. PMID: 17046691.
    Citations: 154     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Flavell SW, Cowan CW, Kim TK, Greer PL, Lin Y, Paradis S, Griffith EC, Hu LS, Chen C, Greenberg ME. Activity-dependent regulation of MEF2 transcription factors suppresses excitatory synapse number. Science. 2006 Feb 17; 311(5763):1008-12. PMID: 16484497.
    Citations: 308     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Seeburg DP, Liu X, Chen C. Frequency-dependent modulation of retinogeniculate transmission by serotonin. J Neurosci. 2004 Dec 01; 24(48):10950-62. PMID: 15574745; PMCID: PMC6730221.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Chen C, Regehr WG. Presynaptic modulation of the retinogeniculate synapse. J Neurosci. 2003 Apr 15; 23(8):3130-5. PMID: 12716920; PMCID: PMC6742324.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Chen C, Blitz DM, Regehr WG. Contributions of receptor desensitization and saturation to plasticity at the retinogeniculate synapse. Neuron. 2002 Feb 28; 33(5):779-88. PMID: 11879654.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Carter AR, Chen C, Schwartz PM, Segal RA. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor modulates cerebellar plasticity and synaptic ultrastructure. J Neurosci. 2002 Feb 15; 22(4):1316-27. PMID: 11850459; PMCID: PMC6757568.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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