Xiaomo Chen, Ph.D.

Xiaomo Chen

Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
  • Center for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cognitive control refers to the ability to limit neural computations to goal-relevant information and inhibit distractions. The long-term goal of my lab is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying this essential ability and to translate those discoveries toward the development of techniques to enhance human cognitive functions. To pursue this line of research, the lab takes a multidisciplinary approach utilizing cutting-edge methods and techniques in systems neuroscience, experimental psychology, and neural engineering.


Pathway to Independence Award, NIH

Department and Center Affiliations

  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

CBS Grad Group Affiliations



Systems Neuroscience


Google Scholar Profile


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, June-2013
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, June-2010
  • M.Eng., Tsinghua University, June-2008
  • B.Eng., Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, June-2005