Scott Kennedy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Scott Kennedy, PhD

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Office Location:

Health Sciences Building E506

Mailing Address:

Box 357470
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195


Clinical and Research Background

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations cause a number of severe maternally transmitted diseases and the accumulation of somatic mtDNA mutations is implicated aging and common age-related diseases, such as cancer, sarcopenia, and neurodegeneration. Dr. Kennedy’s research is focused on the role of mutations in mtDNA play in causing and/or influencing the pathogenesis of these diseases. He is one of the primary developers of a novel Next-Generation Sequencing method, termed Duplex Sequencing, which increases the accuracy of these platforms by >10,000-fold. He is using this new technology to study the accumulation of mutations in aging and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as studying the effects of mitophagy and other cellular pathways that may influence the frequency of somatic mtDNA mutations.

Academic and Medical Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2016-Present

Acting Instructor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014-2016

Senior Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008-2014

Education and Training

Training

Senior Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008-2014

Education

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007, PhD

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001, BS-Chemistry

Publications

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