Taylor Keding

Credentials: BS, PhD

Position title: Research Scientist

Taylor Keding of the BRAVE Research Center (formerly known as BRAVE Youth Lab)

Taylor is a developmental and clinical research scientist, working jointly with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health and Yale University. His research broadly focuses on characterizing the development of the brain’s emotion circuitry during childhood and adolescence. More specifically, he is interested in the relationship between early-life adversity and the timing (initiation and pace) of circuit neurodevelopment, and how atypical maturation is related to pediatric psychopathology. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2021) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the mentorship of Dr. Ryan Herringa, where he studied the development of amygdala-prefrontal cortex connectivity after exposure to early-life violence and predictive markers of pediatric depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship (2023) at Yale’s Child Study Center under the mentorship of Dr. Dylan Gee, where he applied patterns of frontolimbic circuit maturation to questions of familial risk for psychopathology and treatment-related symptom changes. His work makes extensive use of neuroimaging (structural and functional MRI, DTI), clinical/behavioral assessments, and computational and machine learning approaches to study individual differences in neurodevelopment.