Brett Benedetti, Ph.D.

Former Posdoctoral Fellow

Brett BenedettiCurrent Position

Assistant Editor, Research Manuscripts at Nature Medicine
Nature Medicine
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New York NY 10013-1917

Contact Information

(212) 726-9325


Education and Training


  • 2010-2014: Postdoctoral fellow in Gordon Fishell Lab, NYU School of Medicine, NY, NY
  • 2004-2010: Ph.D. in Biology in Alison Barth Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2000-2004: B.S. In Biology, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Previous Work

My general research interests concern the biological mechanisms underlying the developmental assembly and subsequent plasticity of neuronal circuits in the mammalian neocortex.  In the Fishell lab my projects focused on the roles of activity-dependent cellular processes that direct the maturation and synaptic integration of GABAergic inhibitory interneurons into nascent cortical circuitry.  To achieve these aims my research employed a combination of electrophysiological, optogenetic, and conditional genetic approaches to examine the roles of intrinsic transcription factors and extrinsic signaling pathways in specific interneuron subpopulations at discrete stages of embryonic and postnatal development.