Dr. Li Min Chen is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA. Dr. Chen received her medical and neuroscience Ph.D. degrees from The Fourth Military Medical University, China, and completed postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, USA. Her research centers on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying pain and touch perception, and the role of plasticity in mediating functional and behavioral recovery after spinal cord injury. She is also actively engaged in developing a Focused Ultrasound neuromodulation method for dissecting pain and touch circuits in nonhuman primates. Dr. Chen takes a multi-model approach in her research. Her lab routinely uses functional MRI, advanced multiparametric MRI, electrical and focused ultrasound neuromodulation, in vivo electrophysiology, tract tracing histology, and behavioral assessments in their studying of brain and spinal cord of rodents and nonhuman primates. Dr. Chen currently serves as a regular member on NIH Center for Review SMI study section and has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals including Science, PNAS, Neuron, Nature Communication, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuroimage, Human Brain Mapping, etc.