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Kanold, Patrick

1116 Bioscience Research Building

Research Interests 

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


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

Selected Publications 

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

Related News 

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant
BBI-affiliated faculty instrumental to "Readout and control of spatiotemporal neuronal codes for behavior" February 5, 2019

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. November 19, 2018

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. April 10, 2018

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. February 2, 2018

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. October 12, 2017

BBI Holds 2017 Seed Grant Symposium
Over 115 people attend symposium featuring work and accomplishments of BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16/FY17. September 25, 2017

BBI FY17 Seed Grant Winners Announced
Nine projects selected for funding. May 12, 2017

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. February 8, 2017

BBI Seed Grant winners announced
Five projects selected for inaugural round of funding. February 26, 2016

Bergbreiter, Kanold part of new MURI research teams
University of Maryland researchers are involved with six of the 22 MURI teams just announced. June 9, 2015

UMD's Kanold and Losert, NIMH's Plenz receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant
Researchers will investigate how crowds of neurons process sensory information. September 30, 2014

Kanold study in Neuron: A short stay in darkness may heal hearing woes
Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, researchers find February 6, 2014

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. September 1, 2013

Patrick Kanold wins NOHR Burt Evans Award
The award honors excellence, commitment and achievement in auditory research by a young scientist. February 18, 2013

Kanold group research published in PNAS
Research suggests a unique mechanism for regulating plasticity in the visual cortex. August 16, 2011

Telluride newspaper writes about Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop
ISR faculty, staff, students key to the workshop's planning and organization. July 18, 2011

Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP funding
The DoD DURIP program supports the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for defense research. June 9, 2011

Patrick Kanold is named Sloan Research Fellow
Kanold is the sole winner of the early career award in Maryland this year. February 17, 2010

Researchers' Study Reveals Surprises about How the Brain Processes Sound
Profs. Shamma and Kanold present findings of auditory cortex research in Nature Neuroscience. February 1, 2010

ISR appoints three new assistant research scientists
Bandyopadhyay, Depireux, Sterbing-D’Angelo to join faculty in July. June 25, 2009

Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP award for advanced imaging technology
The researchers will purchase a a laser scanning 2-photon system. May 1, 2008

Chopra, Cleaveland, Kanold join ISR this fall
Faculty bring expertise in control, neuroscience and concurrent and distributed systems. August 14, 2007