Matt Rowan
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Matt Rowan
Assistant Professor
Whitehead Building, Rm 555
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology
Research Interests:

Gene therapies , Alzheimer’s, inhibition, ion channels, electrophysiology, optogenetics, 2P microscopy

We use a combination of cutting-edge imaging, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and surgical techniques to answer fundamental questions about brain function. Our research aims to uncover how the specialized properties of neurons allows for proper learning and behavior, with an emphasis on understanding how electrical and chemical signaling in the smallest regions of neurons (dendritic spines and axonal boutons) facilitate these processes. We are motivated to understand how these mechanisms are affected in the context of neurological disorders such as Alzheimers and Autism.

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BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873