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Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow |

Dr. Xi Chen is a post-doctoral fellow in the Neuroimaging Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). He received his B.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2008) in electronic science and technology at Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. His main work during the Ph.D. program was to achieve high-resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) free of line broadening caused by susceptibility gradients. He joined NIDA in 2009. His research interests focus on development of efficient detection techniques of glutamate, glutamine, NAAG and GABA using MRS and their applications in drug addiction researches.


  • Development of efficient detection techniques of Glx, NAAG and GABA using MRS
  • High-resolution MRS under inhomogeneous fields caused by susceptibility gradients
  • Applications of newly developed MRS techniques in drug addiction researches


  • Chen X, Lin MJ, Chen Z, Zhong JH. Effective fast acquisition scheme to achieve high-resolution intermolecular multiple-quantum coherence spectroscopy with J-coupling scaling. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2009, 61(4): 775-784
  • Chen X, Lin MJ, Chen Z, Cai SH, Zhong JH. High-resolution intermolecular zero-quantum coherence spectroscopy under inhomogeneous fields with effective solvent suppression. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2007, 9(47): 6231-6240.
  • Chen Z, Lin MJ, Chen X, Cai SH. Advances in high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance methods in inhomogeneous magnetic fields using intermolecular multiple quantum coherences. Science in China Series G: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 2009, 52(1): 58-69 in English & 2008, 38(10):1273-1286 in Chinese).
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