Kimberley McAllister, Ph.D.

Kimberley McAllister

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Center for Neuroscience


The functional synaptome: a novel screen for molecular signatures of functional synaptic state to bridge connectomics and large-scale recordings in mapping the brain

Tackling a major challenge in neuroscience, McAllister’s team endeavors to develop an approach to identify molecular markers of the functional state of synapses that can be used for large-scale functional mapping of the brain. The project, aims to provide critical information about the brain’s circuits needed for mapping, a fundamental goal of the BRAIN Initiative.