Kishida Selected to Receive CTSI KL2 Award

Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology Ph.D. Program at Wake Forest University


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Kishida Selected to Receive CTSI KL2 Award

The Clinical and Translational Science institute is pleased to announce that Kenneth Kishida, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, has been selected to receive the CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Award for 2017-2019.

The KL2 Mentored Career Development Program is funded by the NIH NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award and is similar to other NIH K series career development awards. Dr. Kishida’s research project, “Neurobiology of Dopamine and Serotonin Signaling During Social Exchange in Humans” investigates the basic neurobiological mechanisms that support human cognition and human decision-making.

As a basic science researcher, he collaborates with neurosurgeons Drs. Stephen Tatter and Adrian Laxton to conduct studies on those undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery. This area of inquiry will lead to a greater understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying human mental illness and brain disorders that can be translated to new technologies and strategies for improving human brain health.

Dr. Kishida’s primary mentor is Sara Jones, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kishida on this award!