Matthew Kennedy, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Department: Pharmacology


  • Actor-Engel HS, Schwartz SL, Crosby KC, Sinnen BL, Prikhodko O, Ramsay HJ, Bourne JN, Winborn CS, Lucas A, Smith KR, Dell'Acqua ML, Kennedy MJ. Precision Mapping of Amyloid-ß Binding Reveals Perisynaptic Localization and Spatially Restricted Plasticity Deficits. eNeuro. 2021 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34789478
  • Tullis JE, Buonarati OR, Coultrap SJ, Bourke AM, Tiemeier EL, Kennedy MJ, Herson PS, Bayer KU. GluN2B S1303 phosphorylation by CaMKII or DAPK1: no indication for involvement in ischemia or LTP. iScience. 2021 Oct 22;24(10):103214. PubMed PMID: 34704002
  • Bourke AM, Schwartz SL, Bowen AB, Kleinjan MS, Winborn CS, Kareemo DJ, Gutnick A, Schwarz TL, Kennedy MJ. zapERtrap: A light-regulated ER release system reveals unexpected neuronal trafficking pathways. J Cell Biol. 2021 Sep 6;220(9). PubMed PMID: 34241635
  • Restrepo S, Schwartz SL, Kennedy MJ, Aoto J. Measuring Transcellular Interactions through Protein Aggregation in a Heterologous Cell System. J Vis Exp. 2020 May 22;(159). PubMed PMID: 32510501
  • Kennedy MJ, Hanus C. Architecture and Dynamics of the Neuronal Secretory Network. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2019 Oct 6;35:543-566. PubMed PMID: 31283381
  • Wild AR, Sinnen BL, Dittmer PJ, Kennedy MJ, Sather WA, Dell'Acqua ML. Synapse-to-Nucleus Communication through NFAT Is Mediated by L-type Ca(2 ) Channel Ca(2 ) Spike Propagation to the Soma. Cell Rep. 2019 Mar 26;26(13):3537-3550.e4. PubMed PMID: 30917310
  • Liu Q, Sinnen BL, Boxer EE, Schneider MW, Grybko MJ, Buchta WC, Gibson ES, Wysoczynski CL, Ford CP, Gottschalk A, Aoto J, Tucker CL, Kennedy MJ. A Photoactivatable Botulinum Neurotoxin for Inducible Control of Neurotransmission. Neuron. 2019 Mar 6;101(5):863-875.e6. PubMed PMID: 30704911
  • Chander P, Kennedy MJ, Winckler B, Weick JP. Neuron-Specific Gene 2 (NSG2) Encodes an AMPA Receptor Interacting Protein That Modulates Excitatory Neurotransmission. eNeuro. 2019 Jan-Feb;6(1). PubMed PMID: 30680309
  • Bourke AM, Bowen AB, Kennedy MJ. New approaches for solving old problems in neuronal protein trafficking. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2018 Sep;91:48-66. PubMed PMID: 29649542
  • Hiester BG, Becker MI, Bowen AB, Schwartz SL, Kennedy MJ. Mechanisms and Role of Dendritic Membrane Trafficking for Long-Term Potentiation. Front Cell Neurosci. 2018;12:391. PubMed PMID: 30425622
  • Bowen AB, Bourke AM, Hiester BG, Hanus C, Kennedy MJ. Golgi-independent secretory trafficking through recycling endosomes in neuronal dendrites and spines. Elife. 2017 Sep 6;6. PubMed PMID: 28875935
  • Hiester BG, Bourke AM, Sinnen BL, Cook SG, Gibson ES, Smith KR, Kennedy MJ. L-Type Voltage-Gated Ca(2 ) Channels Regulate Synaptic-Activity-Triggered Recycling Endosome Fusion in Neuronal Dendrites. Cell Rep. 2017 Nov 21;21(8):2134-2146. PubMed PMID: 29166605
  • Sinnen BL, Bowen AB, Forte JS, Hiester BG, Crosby KC, Gibson ES, Dell'Acqua ML, Kennedy MJ. Optogenetic Control of Synaptic Composition and Function. Neuron. 2017 Feb 8;93(3):646-660.e5. PubMed PMID: 28132827
  • Sinnen BL, Bowen AB, Gibson ES, Kennedy MJ. Local and Use-Dependent Effects of ß-Amyloid Oligomers on NMDA Receptor Function Revealed by Optical Quantal Analysis. J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 9;36(45):11532-11543. PubMed PMID: 27911757
  • Zimmerman SP, Hallett RA, Bourke AM, Bear JE, Kennedy MJ, Kuhlman B. Tuning the Binding Affinities and Reversion Kinetics of a Light Inducible Dimer Allows Control of Transmembrane Protein Localization. Biochemistry. 2016 Sep 20;55(37):5264-71. PubMed PMID: 27529180
  • Garcia, J.D., Gookin, S., Crosby, K.C., Schwartz, S.L., Tiemeier, E., Kennedy, M.J., Dell'Acqua, M.L., Herson, P.S., Quillinan, N., Smith, K. Step-wise disassembly of GABAergic synapses during pathogenic excitotoxicity Cell Reports
  • Boxer, E.E., Seng, C., Lukacsovich, D., Kim, J., Schwartz, S.L., Kennedy, M.J., Foldy, C., Aoto, J. Neurexin-3 defines synapse- and sex-dependent diversity of GABAergic inhibition in ventral subiculum
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