Yin-Ching Chen, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Investigator
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Research Staff
Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1997
acupuncture; brain; brain mapping; dopamine; dopaminergic neurons; dopaminergic system; drug addiction; microdialysis; neuronal activities; neurotransmitters; pharmacological mri; phmri; receptors dopamine; receptors dopamine d3; theobromine I study the interaction of neurotranmitters and neuronal activities, aiming for better understanding brain function. My major interest is the dopaminergic system, including the local dopamine receptor function and the relevant neuronal circuitry. To achieve such a goal, we employ pharmacological drug of dopaminergic ligands to investigate the brain response to such stimuli using MRI (pharmacological MRI, phMRI). Current study models include basic dopaminergic function, drug addiction, and acupuncture.
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Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
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