Université de Bordeaux
BrainConf: Synaptic Plasticity27-30 September, 2022 - Bordeaux

Matthew Kennedy

Matthew Kennedy, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA


New approaches for investigating and manipulating neuronal cell biology


Dr. Kennedy received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from St. John’s University before pursuing his PhD studies with Dr. James Hurley at the University of Washington. Here he investigated how light triggered signaling pathways in rod and cone photoreceptors are rapidly and precisely switched off following light exposure. Dr. Kennedy pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Graeme Davis at University of California, San Francisco and Dr. Michael Ehlers at Duke University where he investigated cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in diverse model organisms. Dr. Kennedy started his own lab in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado in 2011 with a focus on the mechanisms of synapse development, function and plasticity as well as building new tools to precisely manipulate neuronal cell biology.      

Website: https://pharmacology.ucdenver.edu/kennedy/