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Kanold, Patrick

Kanold, Patrick

The Institute for Systems Research
1116 Bioscience Research Building


Dipl.Ing. (MSE), Electrical Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 1994
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2000  Mentors: Eric Young, Paul Manis
Post-Doctoral, Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 2000-2005  Mentor: Carla Shatz
Instructor, Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 2005-2007
Assistant Professor, Biology, UMd, College Park, 2007-2012
Associate Professor, Biology, UMd, College Park, 2012-

Honors and Awards 

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), 2007
NARSAD Junior Investigator Award (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation), 2009
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2010
Burt Evans Award, NOHR 2013


Systems and developmental neuroscience, specifically cortical information processing and plasticity, crossmodal plasticity, and neuronal circuits in early development

For a current list of Dr. Kanold's publications, please visit the publications page of his website.

Study: brain’s circuitry can be altered even in adulthood

Even brief visual deprivation can alter tone-evoked responses of neurons in the primary auditory cortex.

Chapin, Bowen win in Bioscience Day poster session

The ISR Ph.D. students won in the bioengineering and neuroscience and cognitive science categories.

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

BBI-affiliated faculty instrumental to "Readout and control of spatiotemporal neuronal codes for behavior"

Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosts Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium

The University’s Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosted its Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium on November 14, 2018 at Adele’s in the Stamp Student Union.

Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics

This paper published in PNAS develops a signal processing framework for extracting dynamic functional networks from neuronal data at unprecedented resolutions.

UMD researchers find listening to sound changes how neurons interact within the brain

The brain encodes not only the acoustical properties of sounds, but also the behavioral meanings and decisions we make based on what we hear.

Five ISR faculty part of $8 million NIH grant to combat hearing loss in older people

Multidisciplinary research will examine strategies to improve communication challenges.

BBI Holds 2017 Seed Grant Symposium

Over 115 people attend symposium featuring work and accomplishments of BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16/FY17.

BBI FY17 Seed Grant Winners Announced

Nine projects selected for funding.

Kanold study shows autism may begin early in brain development

Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape.

BBI Seed Grant winners announced

Five projects selected for inaugural round of funding.

Bergbreiter, Kanold part of new MURI research teams

University of Maryland researchers are involved with six of the 22 MURI teams just announced.

UMD's Kanold and Losert, NIMH's Plenz receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant

Researchers will investigate how crowds of neurons process sensory information.

Kanold study in Neuron: A short stay in darkness may heal hearing woes

Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, researchers find

Kanold, Krueger awarded MPower seed grant to study early pregnancy brain development and autism

They will test the hypothesis that valproic acid-induced errors during fetal development cause autistic behavior.

Patrick Kanold wins NOHR Burt Evans Award

The award honors excellence, commitment and achievement in auditory research by a young scientist.

Kanold group research published in PNAS

Research suggests a unique mechanism for regulating plasticity in the visual cortex.

Telluride newspaper writes about Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop

ISR faculty, staff, students key to the workshop's planning and organization.

Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP funding

The DoD DURIP program supports the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for defense research.

Patrick Kanold is named Sloan Research Fellow

Kanold is the sole winner of the early career award in Maryland this year.

Researchers' Study Reveals Surprises about How the Brain Processes Sound

Profs. Shamma and Kanold present findings of auditory cortex research in Nature Neuroscience.

ISR appoints three new assistant research scientists

Bandyopadhyay, Depireux, Sterbing-D’Angelo to join faculty in July.

Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP award for advanced imaging technology

The researchers will purchase a a laser scanning 2-photon system.

Chopra, Cleaveland, Kanold join ISR this fall

Faculty bring expertise in control, neuroscience and concurrent and distributed systems.