Faculty Profile
  CHEN Lin
Department: School of Life Sciences
Mailing Address:
school of life sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, 443 Huangshan Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
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Research Profile

Dr Lin Chen completed his undergraduate study at Hefei University of Technology, China in 1982 and obtained his Master's degree at Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1985. He then received his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in 1995. Dr Lin Chen is currently the director of Auditory Research Laboratory, School of Life Sciences at University of Science and Technology of China. 

Dr Lin Chen is interested in research into the central auditory processing under normal and pathological conditions. His specific research interests include (1) auditory cognitive process of Chinese lexical tones and (2) neural mechanisms of tinnitus. His technical approach includes whole-head EEG recordings from human subjects and patch-clamp recordings from animal brain slice. His research is mainly funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China, and Knowledge Innovation Project from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Selected Publications
1) Functional characterization of acid-sensing ion channels in cultured neurons of rat inferior colliculus , Neuroscience , 2008 , 154,461-472
2) Sodium salicylate suppresses serotonin-induced enhancement of GABAergic spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents in rat inferior colliculus in vitro , Hearing Research , 2008 , 236, 42-51
3) Developmental stability of taurine’s activation on glycine receptors in cultured neurons of rat auditory cortex , Neuroscience Letters , 2008 , 430,54-59
4) Opposite patterns of hemisphere dominance for early auditory processing of lexical tones , Proc Natl Acad Sci USA , 2006 , 103,19558–19563
5) Taurine acts as a glycine receptor agonist in slices of rat inferior colliculus , Hearing Research , 2006 , 220,95-105
6) Sodium salicylate reduces inhibitory postsynaptic currents in neurons of rat auditory cortex , Hearing Research , 2006 , 215,77-83
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