Kevin Michael Franks

Kevin Michael Franks

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

External Address: 
Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 401D, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
919.684.3487

Overview

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California - San Diego 2002

Selected Grants

Neurobiology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2019 to 2024

CRCNS: Odor processing by cortical neural circuits awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Project 3-Representation of perceived odor intensity awarded by New York University (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2021

Project 2-How olfactory information is transformed from bulb to cortex awarded by New York University (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Odor Coding in Piriform Cortex awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2021

Cell Mediated and humoral Immune mechanisms underlying neuromuscular dysfunction in autoimmune encephalitis awarded by Columbia University (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 1992 to 2018

The Cellular Substrate of Odor Perception: Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease awarded by Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Synaptic Processes Mediating Cortical Odor Coding awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Blazing, Robin M., and Kevin M. Franks. “Neuroscience: Illuminating Principles of Odor Coding.Curr Biol, vol. 30, no. 20, Oct. 2020, pp. R1279–81. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.08.024. Full Text

Blazing, Robin M., and Kevin M. Franks. “Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding.Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol. 64, Oct. 2020, pp. 96–102. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.conb.2020.03.001. Full Text

Pashkovski, Stan L., et al. “Author Correction: Structure and flexibility in cortical representations of odour space.Nature, vol. 584, no. 7822, Aug. 2020, p. E38. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2615-z. Full Text

Bolding, Kevin A., et al. “Recurrent circuitry is required to stabilize piriform cortex odor representations across brain states.Elife, vol. 9, July 2020. Pubmed, doi:10.7554/eLife.53125. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pashkovski, Stan L., et al. “Structure and flexibility in cortical representations of odour space.Nature, vol. 583, no. 7815, July 2020, pp. 253–58. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2451-1. Full Text Open Access Copy

Platt, Maryann P., et al. “Th17 lymphocytes drive vascular and neuronal deficits in a mouse model of postinfectious autoimmune encephalitis.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 12, Mar. 2020, pp. 6708–16. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1911097117. Full Text

Bolding, Kevin A., and Kevin M. Franks. “Recurrent cortical circuits implement concentration-invariant odor coding.Science, vol. 361, no. 6407, Sept. 2018. Pubmed, doi:10.1126/science.aat6904. Full Text

Stern, Merav, et al. “A transformation from temporal to ensemble coding in a model of piriform cortex.Elife, vol. 7, Mar. 2018. Pubmed, doi:10.7554/eLife.34831. Full Text

Nagappan, Shivathmihai, and Kevin M. Franks. “Learning: Plasticity without Stabilization in Olfactory Cortex.Curr Biol, vol. 28, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. R23–25. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.010. Full Text

Roland, Benjamin, et al. “Odor identity coding by distributed ensembles of neurons in the mouse olfactory cortex.Elife, vol. 6, May 2017. Pubmed, doi:10.7554/eLife.26337. Full Text

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