Hong Chen, Ph.D

Hong Chen is a world-leading scientist in developing innovative therapeutic ultrasound technologies. She is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2011. She was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University from 2012 to 2015. Since joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, her research has been focused on developing ultrasound-brain interfacing techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases and understanding brain functions. Her research has been funded by NIH BRAIN Initiative, NIBIB, NIA, NIMH, NCI, NSF, and DoD. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, the IEEE International Ultrasonics technical committee, and the Acoustical Society of America Biomedical Ultrasound technical committee. She has received numerous awards, including the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award from the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, the Young Investigator Award at the International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, and an Outstanding Teaching Award.