Jeff Keating, PhDVP, Senior Scientist and Information Technology
Jeff Keating, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist and Director of Information Technology at CNNH. He specializes in Electroencephalography (EEG) recording and analysis, as well as programming for data analysis and acquisition. He has done extensive research on neural networks, isolating and studying patterns in the brain correlating to the learning of skilled movements. His most recent research involves seizure prediction and prevention via continuous recording from and predictive stimulation to brains of epileptic animals.
Dr. Keating did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), where he earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Philosophy. After graduating in 1984, he volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone before returning to earn his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) in 1994. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis and in the Department of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), where he worked under George Gerstein, a renowned neuroscientist. He went on to become a Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Neurology at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Keating is widely published in the medical literature.
In his free time Dr. Keating enjoys rock climbing, hiking and dancing (swing and salsa) with his beautiful wife. He also enjoys an occasional game of Go or chess.