David Nauen, M.D., Ph.D.
David Nauen, M.D., Ph.D., trained in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon where he studied mechanisms of spike-timing-dependent long-term plasticity, a reductionist model for memory. In 2010 Dr. Nauen came to Baltimore for residency and fellowship training. Working closely with collaborators in the Institute for Cell Engineering, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Nauen’s studies involve molecular and functional analyses of hippocampal tissue in response to injury. The dentate gyrus is one of two brain areas that undergo neurogenesis throughout life, and Dr. Nauen is building a research program focused on understanding the contribution of this and other developmental processes in the pathogenesis of medial temporal lobe epilepsy and injury response more generally. Dr. Nauen joined our faculty in the Division of Autopsy with a secondary appointment in Neurology in May 2016.