The Lu Chen Lab Members

Lu Chen, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

luchen1 at Stanford dot edu
Office: 650-725-2512
Lab: 650-725-2530

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kristin Arendt

klarendt at stanford dot edu

“It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.”

-G Mahler

Hobbies: Outside of Lab, I play trombone in the symphony, participate in auto racing, and ride dressage.

Yu-Tien Hsu

ythsu at stanford dot edu

I am curious about how the brain works.

Hobbies: cooking, making desserts, regular exercise (in planning phase)

Anthony Lau

aglau at stanford dot edu

I enjoy science for the challenge of understanding how things work and how alterations in function can lead to disease.   


Hobbies:  Playing basketball, reading, and sleep.

Jie Li

jieli616 at stanford dot edu

Science is a journey of exploring magic. I find truth, confidence and even the inner nature of myself in science.

Hobbies: Reading, gardening and family time.

Esther Park

estherp at stanford dot edu

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hobbies: In my free time, I like to go to new places or stay home and work on my quilting.

Rongrong Tao

rrtao at stanford dot edu

I am in science because of the euphoria from discovering the unknown in devastating diseases and working together with a group of passionate and creative people.

Hobbies: jogging and gardening for relaxation, cooking for enjoyment, playing table tennis and badminton for exercise, and listening to radio and reading for pleasure.

Ray Lei Zhong

rayzhong at stanford dot edu

Science allows me to explore the unknown and make a difference.

Hobbies: I enjoy sports, outdoor activities, and photography in my free time.

Lyuqin Chen

lyuqinchen at Stanford dot edu

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”

 ― Marie Curie

Hobbies: Dancing,Fitness,Running,Cooking.

Omid Miry

Omidm7 at Stanford dot edu

“It cannot be stolen by thieves, nor can it be taken away by kings. It cannot be divided among brothers, it does not cause a load on your shoulders. If spent, it indeed always keeps growing. The wealth of knowledge is the most superior wealth of all.” - Ancient Sanskrit shloka

Hobbies: Running, hiking, zoology, and science outreach.

Graduate Students

Maik Hintz

mhintze at stanford dot edu

I enjoy science because I have a curious mind, and I like to be creative. I like to work and exchange knowledge with people from all over the world. As a scientist, I feel privileged to enjoy a workplace that pleases my curiosity while letting me be creative and interactive.

Hobbies: In my so-called “free time”, I like all kinds of arts, be it a museum, an opera, or architecture. I draw and paint if time permits. I also love travelling, particular to cultures with magnificent (old) architecture (limiting my destinations rather to the “old world”), but also to sunny places with beautiful nature.

Administrative Assistant

Dr. Yan Wang

Wangya at stanford dot edu