Yu Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Yu (Sherry) Chen is a full-time postdoctoral researcher with a background in Neuropsychology and Neurology. She completed her Bachelor of Clinical Medicine (MBBS) and Master of Clinical Medicine in Neurology (MMed) at Capital Medical University, China. She undertook her Neurology training at Beijing Tiantan Hospital in China. In 2015, she joined FRONTIER (Frontotemporal Dementia Research) clinic in Sydney, Australia, and began her Ph.D. with Dr. Olivier Piguet at the University of Sydney in Australia to further pursue her interest in human cognitive function, focusing on the role of the cerebellum in cognition. Dr, Chen then spent two years as a Research Fellow at China National Clinical Research Center for Neurological Diseases, Beijing TianTan Hospital, China before joining Dr. Katherine Rankin's lab at the Memory and Aging Center in August 2021.

Her research uses a combination of clinical, neuropsychological, neuroimaging approaches to investigate the neural substrates of cognitive changes in neurodegenerative and neurological disorders, with a focus on the cerebellum and social cognition.


Neural correlates of fat preference in frontotemporal dementia: translating insights from the obesity literature.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Ahmed RM, Tse NY, Chen Y, Henning E, Hodges JR, Kiernan MC, Irish M, Farooqi IS, Piguet O

Cerebellar contributions to cognition in corticobasal syndrome and progressive supranuclear palsy.

Brain Communications

Tse NY, Chen Y, Irish M, Cordato NJ, Landin-Romero R, Hodges JR, Piguet O, Ahmed RM

Social and affective neuroscience: an Australian perspective.

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

Kumfor F, Tracy LM, Wei G, Chen Y, Domínguez D JF, Whittle S, Wearne T, Kelly M

Cerebellar structural connectivity and contributions to cognition in frontotemporal dementias.

Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior

Chen Y, Landin-Romero R, Kumfor F, Irish M, Hodges JR, Piguet O

The Cerebellum in Frontotemporal Dementia: a Meta-Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies.

Neuropsychology review

Chen Y, Kumfor F, Landin-Romero R, Irish M, Piguet O

The Role of Disturbed Small-World Networks in Patients with White Matter Lesions and Cognitive Impairment Revealed by Resting State Function Magnetic Resonance Images (rs-fMRI).

Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research

Wang J, Chen Y, Liang H, Niedermayer G, Chen H, Li Y, Wu M, Wang Y, Zhang Y

Cerebellar atrophy and its contribution to cognition in frontotemporal dementias.

Annals of neurology

Chen Y, Kumfor F, Landin-Romero R, Irish M, Hodges JR, Piguet O

Mental States in Moving Shapes: Distinct Cortical and Subcortical Contributions to Theory of Mind Impairments in Dementia.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Synn A, Mothakunnel A, Kumfor F, Chen Y, Piguet O, Hodges JR, Irish M