Loyola University Chicago



Vincent Chen, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  315 Cuneo Hall

Phone: 773.508.2147

Email: cchen17@luc.edu

External Webpage: https://www.bmelab.org/


Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago as a tenure track faculty member, Dr. Chen served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he conducted research at the Neuromodulation Center of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Drawing upon his extensive background in the semiconductor industry and expertise in the clinical rehabilitation field, he has made substantial contributions to numerous research projects centered around the advancement of innovative biomedical devices. Dr. Chen earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and accumulated extensive experience in the tech industry before transitioning to academia.

Research Interests

Dr. Chen's research is dedicated to advancing biomedical applications in physical rehabilitation, with a primary emphasis on neuromodulation, biomechanics, sports, and wellness. Positioned at the crossroads of engineering and healthcare, his work tackles significant challenges while cultivating a collaborative and innovative environment. The overarching objective is to methodically explore mechanisms of the human body, systematically isolating neurological or musculoskeletal problems to discern optimal and targeted solutions. This systematic approach seeks to furnish clinicians with a comprehensive understanding of specific disorders, particularly those that may profoundly affect an individual's well-being.

Selected Publications

1. L.W. Chou, S.L. Hou, H.M. Lee, F. Fregni, A. Yen, V. Chen, S.H. Wei, C.L. Kao (2023). Effects of noise electrical stimulation on proprioception, force control, and corticomuscular functional connectivityIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 31, 2518-2524

2. H. Ye, V. Chen, J. Hendee (2022) Cellular mechanisms underlying state-dependent neural inhibition with magnetic stimulation. Scientific Reports, 12, 12131

3. W.M. Yu, M.A. McCullen, V.C.F. Chen (2022) Accelerating peripheral nerve regeneration using electrical stimulation of selected power spectral densitiesNeural Regeneration Research, 17(4), 781-782

4. N. Hoshino, Y. Altarshan, A. Alzein, A.M. Fernando, H.T. Nguyen, E.F. Majewski, V.C.F. Chen, M.W. Rochlin, W.M. Yu (2021) Ephrin-A3 is required for tonotopic map precision and auditory functions in the mouse auditory brainstemJournal of Comparative Neurology, 529(16), 3633-3654

5. C.H. Chen, W.W. Yang, Y.P. Chen, V.C.F. Chen, C. Liu, T.Y. Shiang (2021). High vibration frequency of soft tissue occurs during gait in power-trained athletesJournal of Sports Sciences, 39(4), 439-445

6. H. Ye, V.C.F. Chen, J. Helon, N. Apostolopoulos (2020). Focal suppression of epileptiform activity in the hippocampus by a high-frequency magnetic fieldNeuroscience, 432

7. V.C.F. Chen, S.W. Chen (2018). Establishing the waist as the better location for attaching a single accelerometer to estimate center of pressure trajectories. Clinical Biomechanics, 60, 30-38

8. L.L.H. Pan W.W. Yang, C.L. Kao, M.W. Tsai, S.H. Wei, F. Fregni, V.C.F. Chen, L.W. Chou (2018). Effects of 8-week sensory electrical stimulation combined with motor training on EEG-EMG coherence and motor function in individuals with stroke. Scientific Reports, 17, 39437

9. C.F. Chen, M. Bikson, L.W. Chou, C. Shan, N. Khadka, W.S. Chen, F. Fregni (2017). Higher-order power harmonics of pulsed electrical stimulation modulates corticospinal contribution of peripheral nerve stimulation. Scientific Reports, 7, 43619

10. C.F. Chen, Y.T. Lin, W.S. Chen, F. Fregni (2016). Contribution of corticospinal modulation and total electrical energy for peripheral-nerve-stimulation-induced neuroplasticity as indexed by additional muscular force. Brain Stimulation, 9(1)

11. C.F. Chen, Y.H. Kuo, J.J. Luh, Y.J. Chen, S.W. Chen, T.S. Kuo, and J.S. Lai (2013). Reducing anterior tibial translation by applying functional electrical stimulation in dynamic knee extension exercises: Quantitative results acquired via marker tracking, Clinical Biomechanics, 28(5)

12. C.F. Chen, W.S. Chen, L.W. Chou, Y.J. Chang, S.C. Chen, T.S. Kuo, and J.S. Lai (2012). Pulse Energy as a Reliable Reference for Twitch Forces Induced by Transcutaneous Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 20(4)