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Rodent Behavioral Core

Kevin Cravedi, Animal Biologist

Research Assistant
kevin.cravedi@nih.gov

M.Sc. Forensic Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
B.Sc. Biochemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

+1 301 435 7543

Kevin Cravedi is a Behavioral Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Rodent Behavioral Core (RBC) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He works closely with the Director and Staff Scientist to facilitate and maintain the general operations of the RBC. Amongst his many support duties, he works directly with students and trainees by providing technical guidance, refining and teaching behavioral protocols, and ensure the proper use and operations of equipment. Kevin received a Bachelors of Science from The Catholic University of America in 2010 where he majored in biochemistry. He then obtained a Masters degree in Forensic Science from George Mason University in 2014 while working in the lab of Dr. Neil Grunberg and Dr. David Jacobowitz at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Science (USUHS). Prior to joining NIMH, Kevin worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in the lab of Dr. Moore conducting research on characterizing the psychobiological effects of traumatic stress. In addition to his scientific interests, Kevin has been a competitive swimmer for over 20+ years, he’s an avid hiker, and enjoys building template websites, marketing, and blogging about various topics.

Presentations

Root, J, Han, T, Du Hoffmann, J, Cravedi, K, and Drayna, D. (2017). Evaluating Non-Vocal Behavioral Phenotypes in Gnptab knock-in Mice. NIH Postbac Poster Day. Bethesda, MD.

Hoffmann, JD, Cravedi, K, and Chudasama, Y. (2016). Rodent Behavioral Core. Scientific Training Day Annual Retreat. Leesburg, VA.

Cravedi, KD, Altman, DE, Vuong, CT, Marcsisin, SR, Sousa, JC, and Moore, NL. (2016). Response to and recovery from traumatic stress in rodents: A behavioral and neuroendocrine characterization. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Hollywood, FL.

Donahue, A, Fontelo, P, Liu, Fang, and Cravedi, K. (2009). Found in Translation: Tracking and Tagging Translational Research. AMIA 2009 Symposium Proceedings. San Francisco, CA.