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Chen Frontier Labs are unique interdisciplinary R&D laboratories that form a central component of the philanthropic activities of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute. Each Chen Frontier Lab will operate with a distinct topical focus but they are united by a vision to improve humanity by solving important problems of the brain and mind.

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To enrich and improve people’s live with brain and mind-related solutions for mass populations.


To build the world’s first laboratory focused on identifying, validating, and incubating neuroscience research.

A Unique Approach

With its close connections to industry, its use of cutting edge A.I. and a thriving global network of scientists, engineers, and clinicians, Chen Frontier Labs are unbound from traditional restraints. The goal of each Frontier Lab is to develop solutions and technology that work for mass populations of people around the world.


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Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Investigators are accomplished academic experts who help to advance the Chen Frontier Labs’ exciting mission by contributing their leadership and expertise during a one-year sabbatical from their home institution. Chosen by an international selection committee, these are successful mid-career engineers or scientists (typically at the Associate Professor level) who have substantial technical expertise related to the Chen Frontier Lab’s core areas of focus.

Chen Investigators will oversee and participate in technology validation efforts that can lead to commercial incubation. At the end of their tenure, Chen investigators will typically return to their home institution, although staying on to help with incubation is possible if mutually desired.

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