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. After moving to Gainesville for dental school, Scott entered the DMD/PhD program and completed a dental degree while also earning a PhD in the field of Neuroscience. As a scientist with academic and clinical training, Scott now uses advanced optical and electrophysiological techniques (such as whole-cell patch-clamp, optogenetics, and multi-photon calcium imaging) to pursue his core research goals involving identification and characterization of novel neurohormonal signaling pathways in the brain. Scott’s interest in cellular neurophysiology and affinity for technology lead him to adapt new and emerging electrophysiological, optical, and computational techniques to pursue answers for biological questions which lie at the intersection of science, medicine, and technology.