Kimberly Gagnon

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience

Kim earned her BS in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, training in the lab of Dr. Anthony Grace. She is a doctoral candidate and a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working jointly with Dr. Cristin Welle & Dr. Dan Denman, where she studies the laminar connectivity and neural dynamics in the motor cortex during movement using Neuropixels recording arrays. She is interested in exploring the effect of behaviorally relevant and temporally precise neuromodulator release on cortical microcircuitry during motor learning using in-vivo calcium imaging and electrophysiology. Outside of lab, Kim enjoys climbing, trail running, and playing guitar.

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Sheena is a toy fox terrier mix and Clyde is probably a carolina dog mix.  Both are rescues from Texas.  Both dogs made their names in the neighborhood by their escaping skills early in their adoption . Clyde even earned a name “ the runaway dog”. 

Kimberly Gagnon