UCL Ear Institute


Jennifer Linden's Bio

Jennifer Linden PhD is Professor of Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) and the Director of the UCL Ear Institute. She is also a member of the Strategy Board for the NIHR-UCLH Biomedical Research Centre "Hearing Health" Theme, and an affiliate member of both the UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology and UCL's Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

Linden completed a BA in Biology at Harvard University in 1992 and a PhD in Computation & Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology in 1999, then pursued postdoctoral research at the University of California in San Francisco. She joined the UCL faculty in 2004.

Linden's primary research interest is auditory systems neuroscience, particularly neural mechanisms of auditory processing in the auditory thalamus and cortex. Her lab investigates auditory brain function in normal mice and in mouse models of human conditions such as developmental auditory processing disorder, schizophrenia, and tinnitus. Linden's lab also studies central auditory processing in humans and in computer models, testing hypotheses about neural mechanisms that have arisen directly from her research in mice.

Linden's recent work on normal and abnormal mechanisms of central auditory processing has appeared in major neuroscience journals such as Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience and Trends in Neurosciences. She is Primary Module Coordinator for BSc Research Methods & Analysis (EARI0047) and Deputy Module Coordinator for MSc Research Methods & Statistics (EARI0019), and she teaches mechanisms of central auditory processing in multiple modules at UCL.