Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Medical Scientist Training Program Student; Advisor: Tamar Gur

Helen.Chen@osumc.edu

270 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Stress and Neuroimmunology

Education

  • BA in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (2016), Northwestern University

Research

Role of inflammation and tryptophan and serotonin metabolism in the effect of prenatal stress on offspring neurodevelopment.

Awards

2021 - First Place Oral Presentation Award, Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University

2021 - Graduate Student Ronald Glaser Travel Award, IBMR Research Day, The Ohio State University

2020 - Third Place Oral Presentation Award, Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University

2019 - Training Program in Neuroimmunology T32 Fellow (3-year award)

Publications

Antonson AM, Kenney AD, Chen HJ, Corps KN, Yount JS, Gur TL. (2021) Moderately pathogenic maternal influenza A virus infection disrupts placental integrity but spares the fetal brain. Brain Behav Immun. S0889-1591(21)00185-9.

Chen HJ, Antonson AM, Rajasekera TA, Patterson JM, Bailey MT, Gur TL. (2020) Prenatal Stress Causes Intrauterine Inflammation and Serotonergic Dysfunction, and Long-Term Behavioral Deficits Through Microbe- and CCL2-Dependent Mechanisms. Transl Psychiatry. 10(1):191.

Antonson AM, Evans MV, Galley JD, Chen HJ, Rajasekera TA, Lammers SM, Hale VL, Bailey MT, Gur TL. (2020) Unique maternal immune and functional microbial profiles during prenatal stress. Sci Rep. 10(1): 20288.

Chen HJ, Gur TL. (2019) Intrauterine Microbiota: Missing, or the Missing Link? Trends Neurosci. 42(6): 402-413.

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