Kevan Kidder currently works as a Research Scientist at Basso Lab at the University Washington, where he delves into the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases and aging through the application and advancement of cutting-edge methodologies. Dr. Kidder’s professional focus lies at the intersection of neuroscience and technological innovation.

During his doctoral studies, Kevan concentrated on understanding the roles played by the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in working memory abilities. This involved a multifaceted approach, utilizing electrophysiology techniques in freely behaving animals, optogenetics, and behavioral analyses to unravel the intricacies of cognitive functions. Dr. Kidder studied Biology and Psychology in undergrad at University of Washington. He earned his doctorate in Psychology at UW focusing on neurosystems and behavior. Dr. Kidder brings many years of teaching experience, diverse knowledge within the field of Psychology, and wonderful insight from his time on campus and in Seattle.