Mr Joseph Chen


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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Joseph completed his BSc degree majoring in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland with keen interests in neurobiology. He subsequently completed a Masters of Biomedical Science (2019) and is now pursuing doctoral studies in neuropsychopharmacology under the supervision of Associate Professor Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Associate Professor Frederick Sundram, and Dr Rachael Sumner. His research interests include understanding the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder, uncovering the mechanism of action of rapid acting antidepressants, neuroimaging, and simultaneous EEG/fMRI.

Teaching | Current

Joseph has been extensively involved in teaching undergraduate anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and postgraduate experimental design courses. His currently involved courses include:

MBChB 221 - Clinical Physiology (Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory)
MEDSCI 142 - Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ Systems
MEDSCI 743 - Design and Analysis in Biomedical Research

Responsibilities include teaching students in the laboratory component ranging from small group (~5) to large group (~100) settings, providing feedback for assignments, marking moderation duties, and providing editorial improvements in teaching materials.


Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - Postgraduate Student Association (FMHS-PGSA)​ Board Member
- Webmaster
- Research Committee Representative
- HealtheX Adviser
- Biomedical Science Board of Graduate Studies - PGSA representative 


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Kow, C. Y., Kim, B. J. H., Park, T. I. H., Chen, J. C. C., Vong, C. K., Kim, J. Y., ... Heppner, P. (2020). Extent of resection affects prognosis for patients with glioblastoma in non-eloquent regions. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 80, 242-249. 10.1016/j.jocn.2020.08.023
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chun Vong, Thomas Park
  • Jonmohamadi, Y., Muthukumaraswamy, S., Chen, J., Roberts, J., Crawford, R., & Pandey, A. (2020). Extraction of Common Task Features in EEG-fMRI Data Using Coupled Tensor-Tensor Decomposition. Brain Topography, 33 (5), 636-650. 10.1007/s10548-020-00787-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suresh Muthukumaraswamy
  • Chen, J. C. C., Forsyth, A., Dubowitz, D., & Muthukumaraswamy, S. D. (2020). On the Quality, Statistical Efficiency, and Safety of Simultaneously Recorded Multiband fMRI/EEG. Brain Topography, 33 (3), 303-316. 10.1007/s10548-020-00761-w
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Forsyth, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy
  • Chen, J. C. C., Sumner, R. L., Krishnamurthy Naga, V., Hoeh, N., Ayeni, H. A., Singh, V., ... Muthukumaraswamy, S. (2020). A randomised, double-blind, active placebo-controlled, parallel groups, dose-response study of scopolamine hydrobromide (4-6 μg/kg) in patients with major depressive disorder. Trials, 21 (1)10.1186/s13063-020-4089-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Sumner, Nicholas Hoeh, Frederick Sundram, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy
  • Chen, J., Anchan, A., Knight, L., & Sherwin, T. (2019). HealtheX: Proudly celebrating student research. New Zealand Medical Student Journal (28)
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Akshata Anchan, Luis Knight, Trevor Sherwin


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 302
New Zealand

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