Tara Keck

Dr. Keck is a Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London, where she leads a laboratory studying synaptic plasticity in vivo. Dr. Keck completed her B.A. at Harvard University in engineering sciences. She then did her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Boston University with John White, where she used electrophysiology to study the effects of tonic inhibition on neuronal processing and plasticity in the hippocampus. She then did her postdoctoral work with Tobias Bonhoeffer and Mark Huebener at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Munich, Germany. She studied the effects of input loss from the peripheral nervous system on functional and structural cortical plasticity, with a focus on synaptic plasticity. In 2010, she was awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship to start her own lab at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London and moved to UCL in 2014. She was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2018.