Kenneth M. McCullough, PhD

Kenneth M. McCullough, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Kenneth M. McCullough, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow investigating cell-type specific contributions to neural circuitries underlying stress related pathologies including chronic stress and fear. Prior to receiving his PhD from Emory University, he received his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

With Dr. Bill Carlezon, Dr. McCullough is investigating the cell-type specific contributions of neuron populations within the nucleus accumbens to stress related pathologies. Specifically, using chemo-genetics combined with telemetric recordings of EEG activity, he is investigating the contributions of these circuits to stress-related sleep pathology. His research with Dr. Kerry Ressler utilizes mouse models of fear learning to better understand the molecular identities of cell populations involved in these learning events. He aims to develop sets of targets for selective pharmacological manipulation of circuitries involved in acquisition of fear and extinction learning.


Education & Training

  • 2010 BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lewis and Clark College
  • 2017 PhD in Neuroscience, Emory University


Phone: 617.855.2076
Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 215, Bay E