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


Education & Training

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

Keller, Daniel X., et al. “Calmodulin activation by calcium transients in the postsynaptic density of dendritic spines.Plos One, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2008, p. e2045. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002045. Full Text

Franks, Kevin M., and Jeffry S. Isaacson. “Strong single-fiber sensory inputs to olfactory cortex: implications for olfactory coding.Neuron, vol. 49, no. 3, Feb. 2006, pp. 357–63. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2005.12.026. Full Text

Franks, Kevin M., and Jeffry S. Isaacson. “Synapse-specific downregulation of NMDA receptors by early experience: a critical period for plasticity of sensory input to olfactory cortex.Neuron, vol. 47, no. 1, July 2005, pp. 101–14. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2005.05.024. Full Text

Franks, Kevin M., et al. “Independent sources of quantal variability at single glutamatergic synapses.J Neurosci, vol. 23, no. 8, Apr. 2003, pp. 3186–95.

Franks, Kevin M., and Terrence J. Sejnowski. “Complexity of calcium signaling in synaptic spines.Bioessays, vol. 24, no. 12, Dec. 2002, pp. 1130–44. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/bies.10193. Full Text

Franks, Kevin M., et al. “A Monte Carlo model reveals independent signaling at central glutamatergic synapses.Biophys J, vol. 83, no. 5, Nov. 2002, pp. 2333–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(02)75248-X. Full Text

Franks, K. M., et al. “An MCell model of calcium dynamics and frequency-dependence of calmodulin activation in dendritic spines.” Neurocomputing, vol. 38–40, June 2001, pp. 9–16. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0925-2312(01)00415-5. Full Text

Christie, B. R., et al. “Synaptic plasticity in morphologically identified CA1 stratum radiatum interneurons and giant projection cells.Hippocampus, vol. 10, no. 6, 2000, pp. 673–83. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/1098-1063(2000)10:6<673::AID-HIPO1005>3.0.CO;2-O. Full Text