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Les Keniston, Ph.D.

  • Les KenistonAssociate Professor


    • BS Psychology (1995) - Virginia Commonwealth University
    • PhD Anatomy, specialization Neural Biology (2005) - Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Post-doctoral Fellowships: Virginia Commonwealth University and Wake Forest                                                                                                                                


    Dr. Keniston is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. His research interests relate to the roles that multisensory perception and emotion plays in forming motor plans and activity. He teaches primarily in the areas of Neuroscience and Research Methods. 

    Select Scholarly Activity:

    Meredith MA, Keniston LP, Prickett EH, Bajwa M, Cojanu A, Clemo HR, Allman BL. (2020) What is a multisensory cortex? A laminar, connectional, and functional study of a ferret temporal cortical multisensory area. J Comp Neurol. Jan 19

    Xu J, Bi T, Wu J, Meng F, Wang K, Hu J, Han X, Zhang J, Zhou X, Keniston L, Yu L (2018) Spatial receptive field shift by preceding cross-modal stimulation in the cat superior colliculus.  J Physiology Oct 596(20):5033-5050

    Xu J, Bi T, Keniston L, Zhang J, Zhou X, Yu L (2017) Deactivation of Association Cortices Disrupted the Congruence of Visual and Auditory Receptive Fields in Superior Colliculus Neurons. Cereb Cortex 27(12):5568-5578

    Lim HK, Keniston LP, Cios KJ (2011) Modeling of multisensory convergence with a network of spiking neurons: a reverse engineering approach. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 58(7):1940-9

    Keniston LP, Henderson SC, Meredith MA (2010) Neuroanatomical identification of crossmodal auditory inputs to interneurons in somatosensory cortex. Experimental Brain Research 202:725‐731.

    Keniston LP, Allman BL, Meredith MA, Clemo HR (2009) Somatosensory and multisensory properties of the medial bank of the ferret rostral suprasylvian sulcus. Experimental Brain Research 196:239‐251.

    Allman BL, Keniston LP, Meredith MA (2009) Adult deafness induces somatosensory conversion of ferret auditory cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106:5925‐5930.

    Mao J, Price DD, Lu J, Keniston L, Mayer DJ (2000) Two distinctive antinociceptive systems in rats with pathological pain. Neuroscience Letters 280:13‐16.

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    PHYT 600 - Advanced Human Physiology
    PHYT 602 - Neuroscience
    PHYT 612 - Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology
    PHYT 681 - Research Methods I