Scott W Harden

Scott W Harden D.M.D., Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Department: Pharmacodynamics
Business Phone: (352) 273-7704
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About Scott W Harden

Scott W. Harden, D.M.D., Ph.D., originally studied biology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he received a Master of Science in molecular biology and microbiology. Harden then moved to Gainesville to attend dental school, where he completed his D.M.D. degree while also earning a Ph.D. in the field of Neuroscience. As a scientist with academic and clinical training, Harden’s chief interests lie at the intersection of science, medicine, and technology. He has extensive experience using quantitative fluorescent microscopy (epifluorescence, confocal, and multiphoton) and electrophysiological methods (whole-cell patch-clamp, calcium imaging, and optogenetics) to advance the field of biomedical science. Harden’s current research interests involve identifying and characterizing novel pathways of neurohormonal signaling in the brain. His interest in cellular neurophysiology and his affinity for technology and engineering lead him to adapt new and emerging electrophysiological, optical, and computational techniques to enhance our understanding of central and peripheral neuroscience.


University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry
University of Central Florida College of Medicine