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Neurology

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Denise Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Graduate School

M.A., University of Chicago, Ill.
Ph.D., Rutgers University, N.J.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Penn.
University of Chicago, Ill.

Research Interests

Olfaction in health and disease, sensory integration, olfaction and its connection to cognition and emotion

Contact Information

Denise Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-5779
Fax: 713-798-3853
Email:

Journal Publications (Selected out of 16)

  • Bershad EM, Urfy MZ, Calvillo E, Tang R, Cajavilca C, Lee AG, et al. Marked olfactory impairment in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014;:. [View journal article]
  • Chen J, Zhou W, Chen D. Binaral rivalry in the presence of visual perceptual and semantic influences. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47317. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Zhang X, Chen J, Wang L, Chen D. Nostril-specific olfactory modulation of visual perception in binocular rivalry. J Neurosci. 2012;32(48):17225-9. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Chen D. Entangled chemosensory emotion and identity: familiarity enhances detection of chemosensorily encoded emotion. Soc Neurosci. 2011;6(3):270-6. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Hou P, Zhou Y, Chen D. Reduced recruitment of orbitofrontal cortex to human social chemosensory cues in social anxiety. Neuroimage. 2011;55(3):1401-6. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Jiang Y, He S, Chen D. Olfaction modulates visual perception in binocular rivalry. Curr Biol. 2010;20(15):1356-8. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Chen D. Binaral rivalry between the nostrils and in the cortex. Curr Biol. 2009;19(18):1561-5. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Chen D. Fear-related chemosignals modulate recognition of fear in ambiguous facial expressions. Psychol Sci. 2009;20(2):177-83. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Chen D. Sociochemosensory and emotional functions: behavioral evidence for shared mechanisms. Psychol Sci. 2009;20(9):1118-24. [View journal article]
  • Zhou W, Chen D. Encoding human sexual chemosensory cues in the orbitofrontal and fusiform cortices. J Neurosci. 2008;28(53):14416-21. [View journal article]

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Urfy MZ, Chen D, Calvillo E, Suarez JI, Rao CPV, Tang RA, et al. Profound olfactory impairment in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), 11th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. (Oct. 1-4, 2013). [View poster]

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