While at CAR, David Kahn was a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), under the mentorship of Robert Schultz, Ph.D. at the Center for Autism Research (CAR), in collaboration with Geoffrey Aguirre in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UPenn.
David's research investigates the way perceptual information is encoded in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His work uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERP) to probe the relationships between neural codes, in order to understand how such representations are altered in ASD.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Following graduation, he worked as a research assistant in the lab of Ralph Adolphs at Caltech, focusing on eye-tracking and voxel-based morphometric analysis in clinical populations, including ASD.