Kennedy is a graduate student investigating cell-type specific contributions to neural circuitries underlying fear learning. He received his B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Kennedy’s graduate research in the Ressler Lab utilizes auditory fear conditioning in mouse models of fear learning to better understand the molecular identities of cell populations involved in these learning events. He aims to develop sets of targets for selective pharmacological manipulation of circuitries involved in acquisition of fear and extinction learning.