• BS Psychology (1995) - Virginia Commonwealth University
• PhD Anatomy, specialization Neural Biology (2005) - Virginia Commonwealth University
• Post-doctoral Research Fellowships: Virginia Commonwealth University and Wake Forest
Dr. Keniston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He completed post-doctoral research fellowships at Virginia Commonwealth University and Wake Forest University. He is also a reviewer for scientific journals and has published 15 peer-reviewed publications within his fields of research. He has been with the department full-time since 2013 and teaches primarily in the areas of Neuroscience and Research Methods.
Areas of Interest and/or experience:
My interests are in ALS, multi‐ and unisensory processing & perception, advanced microscopy, reward/reinforcement learning, pain/nociception, information and graph theory, neural coding, networking analyses, neural network modeling, neurophysiology and novel applications of technology.
Selected Scholarly Activity:
Meredith MA, Keniston LP, Allman BL (2012) Multisensory dysfunction accompanies crossmodal plasticity following adult hearing impairment. Neuroscience 214:136‐148.
Lim HK, Keniston LP, Cios KJ (2011) Modeling of multisensory convergence with a network of spiking neurons: a reverse engineering approach. IEEE Transactions on Bio‐medical Engineering 58:1940‐1949.
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.
Meredith MA, Keniston LP, Dehner LR, Clemo HR (2006) Crossmodal projections from somatosensory area SIV to the auditory field of the anterior ectosylvian sulcus (FAES) in Cat: further evidence for subthreshold forms of multisensory processing. Experimental Brain Research 172:472‐484.
Dehner LR, Keniston LP, Clemo HR, Meredith MA (2004) Cross‐modal circuitry between auditory and somatosensory areas of the cat anterior ectosylvian sulcal cortex: a 'new' inhibitory form of multisensory convergence. Cereb Cortex 14:387‐403.
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.
PHYT 600 - Advanced Human Physiology
PHYT 602 - Neuroscience
PHYT 612 - Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology
PHYT 681 - Research Methods I