Michael C. Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen is a co-founder of Sonde Health, managing research and strategy, and an Entrepreneurial Fellow at PureTech. Prior to joining PureTech and Sonde Health, Dr. Chen was a postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, where his research targeted sleep and neurological disorders. There, he led a research team that discovered a novel brain circuit implicated in motor control in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Chen completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University, funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and other award mechanisms, focusing on the neurobiological mechanisms of risk for depression and sleep disorders. He received his B.A. from Yale University, where he worked on the role of voltage-gated sodium channels in epilepsy.

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