Departments & Organizations
Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Neural Disorders; Neurophysiology
Dr. Kwan received a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University. At Cornell, he developed nonlinear optical microscopy methods in the laboratory of Watt Webb. In 2009, he went to the University of California, Berkeley as a Croucher Foundation Fellow to work in the laboratory of Yang Dan, where he studied cortical GABAergic interneurons. He joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty in 2013.
Research in the Kwan lab focuses on the prefrontal and premotor cortical regions. We are interested in how circuit mechanisms allow flexibility in voluntary behaviors, and how network dysfunctions underlie cognitive deficits in mental illnesses. Our expertise lies in developing and applying optical methods to record and control neural activity in behaving mouse models.
Education & Training
|PhD||Cornell University (2009)|
|MS||Cornell University (2007)|
|BS||Simon Fraser University (2003)|
|Postdoctoral||University of California, Berkeley (2009 - 2013)|
Honors & Recognition
NARSAD Young InvestigatorBrain and Behavior Research Foundation (2014)
Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel FellowshipSociety of Biological Psychiatry (2014)