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Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy

Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Biology

Researchers in Mary Kennedy's group focus on understanding what takes place at the molecular level in the brain when neuronal synapses are altered to store information during learning. A co-leader of Caltech's Center for Data-Driven Discovery, Kennedy applies new methods and tools being developed by the center to create computer simulations that can help us understand how synapses are regulated by enzymes during learning. She aims to gain and share the capability to simulate molecular mechanisms in detail and then use experiments to test predictions of the simulations.