Raymond J. Kelleher III, M.D., Ph.D.

Title
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department
Center for Human Genetic Research
Institution
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
Address
MGH-Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge St., CPZN 6234
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 2114
Phone
(617) 595-9663
E-mail
kelleher[at]helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Website
http://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=17017
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2006

Research

In broad terms, my laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cognition and cognitive disorders. Current research projects are directed toward defining the molecular mechanisms regulating local protein synthesis in neurons, and understanding how these translational mechanisms contribute to normal cognition and the establishment and modification of synaptic connectivity in the mammalian brain. Examination of the role of defective translational control in specific neuropsychiatric disorders is a closely related effort. In a complementary line of research, the laboratory is also investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for neurodegenerative dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer's disease.