lab location:

Shapiro Science Center 1-08
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shipping address:

Paradis Lab
Department of Biology
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Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454

Katelyn (Kenny) Daman

Name: Katelyn (Kenny) Daman
Position: MCB PhD Student

Education: B.S. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2010   


Hometown: Putnam Valley, NY

Personal Interests: I love water, whether it’s in the ocean or a pool, I want to be near it. I also enjoy being outside in all the fantastic seasons we have in New England.

If I weren’t a scientist I’d be… a real estate agent and/or a swim coach.

Research Interests: I am interested in determining the molecular mechanism behind synapse formation and the formation of dendritic arborization. Specifically, I study the activity-regulated GTPase, Rem2 and its role it plays in these developmental processes. I have found that Rem2 is a substrate for CaMKII phosphorylation


Henty-Ridilla JL, Rankova A, Eskin JA, Kenny K, Goode BL. (2016) “Accelerated actin filament polymerization from microtubule plus ends.” Science 352(6288): 1004-9.

Ghiretti AE, Kenny K, Marr MT 2nd, Paradis S. (2013) “CaMKII-dependent phosphorylation of the GTPase Rem2 is required to restrict dendritic complexity.” J Neurosci 33(15): 6504-15.

Simeonov DR, Kenny K, Seo L, Moyer A, Allen J & Paluh JL. (2009) “Distinct Kinesin-14 mitotic mechanisms in spindle bipolarity.” Cell Cycle 8(21): 3571-83.

Favorite Quotations:

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!” Dory, Finding Nemo