Chen Chao, Ph.D., joined Central South University as an associate professor in 2014, and full professor in 2019. He was promoted as deputy dean of School of Life Sciences in 2019. He is a member of the Chinese Medical Association Youth Committee, American Society of Human Genetics, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. He is also an editorial board member of Journal of Genetic Mutation Disorders, Psychiatry Research and PLoS ONE.
He won the honor of Presentation Award on Society of Biological Psychiatry 67th Annual Scientific Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 2012), Hugh Gurling Award on World Congress of Psychiatry Genetics (Jerusalem, Israel 2016), the winner of Travel Award, the 13th International Congress of Human Genetics (Tokyo, Japan 2016), and the winner of Travel Award, the 13th International Congress of Human Genetics (Miami, FL 2016).
He conducted a number of research projects on genetic regulation on human brain and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as “The roles of long non-coding RNA on schizophrenia” (2015), “The genetic regulation on Chinese brains and investigation on psychiatry diseases in China” (2016), “The pathogenesis and risk factors of Parkinson's disease” (the National Key Plan for Scientific Research and Development of China, 2016).
He has published more than 30 articles on Science, Science Translational Medicine, Molecular Psychiatry, Bioinformatics, etc. Many papers have been cited over 100 times.