Rachel E Keith

Rachel E Keith

Rachel E Keith

Graduate Research Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Rachel is a doctoral candidate at George Mason University in the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience in 2016. In 2020, she received a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. Her current research interests include the following:

  • Assessing the development of learning and memory
  • Evaluating the effects of NMDA receptors on synaptic plasticity
  • Determining the effects of downstream, intracellular signaling pathways on cellular function
  • Honing her skills in various scientific techniques, including molecular biology, neuron morphology, microscopy, behavioral assays, and electrophysiology. 

Selected Publications

Keith, R. E., Azcarate, J. M., Keith, M. J., Hung, C. W., Badakhsh, M. F., & Dumas, T. C. (2019). Direct intracellular signaling by the carboxy terminus of NMDA receptor GluN2 subunits regulates dendritic morphology in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Neuroscience, 396, 138-153.