Matthew Rowan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Cell Biology

Office: Whitehead Building Room #555

Phone: 404-727-0636


Office Location:

Mailing Address:

Emory University - Department of Cell Biology

615 Michael St.

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Research Focus

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 functional properties of neurons allow for proper learning and behavior, with an emphasis on electrical and chemical signaling within the smallest regions of these cells (dendritic spines and axonal boutons). We are motivated to uncover how these physiological mechanisms change in the context of neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer's and Autism.