Chengwen Zhou, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Chengwen Zhou is a neuroscientist and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Zhou’s research interests focus on how brain-states influence and trigger seizure onset with homeostatic synaptic plasticity mechanisms. He is also interested in the role sleep-related activity plays in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Zhou is a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).  

Dr. Zhou completed a master’s degree in neurobiology at Shanghai Institute of Physiology and a doctoral degree in visual neuroscience at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Zhou completed a postdoctoral fellowship in synaptic plasticity, pediatric epilepsy, and seizure disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011.