Les Keniston, Ph.D.

  • Les KenistonEducation: 

    • 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 Assistant 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. With the department full-time since 2013, he teaches primarily in the areas of Neuroscience and Research Methods. 

    Select Scholarly Activity:

    Xu J, Bi T, Keniston L, Zhang J, Zhou X, Yu L (2016) Deactivation of Association Cortices Disrupted the Congruence of Visual and Auditory Receptive Fields in Superior Colliculus Neurons. Cereb Cortex (in press).

    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.

    Pubmed List


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