Kevin Guttenplan PhD is awarded the prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kevin Guttenplan
Kevin Guttenplan, PhD

Dr. Guttenplan is exploring how astrocytes, support cells that normally help maintain brain homeostasis, actively shape the communication between neurons and thus shape behavior. Kevin is using Drosophila genetics to define the precise mechanisms by which astrocytes control neuronal firing, a newly discovered and poorly understood level of regulation of neuronal activity. This fellowship will support Kevin’s postdoctoral work for the next three years.