Kevin Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His research is aimed at understanding the genetic program specifying the wiring of the brain and its relevance to variation in human faculties, especially to psychiatric and neurological disease and to perceptual conditions including synaesthesia.
Kevin is a graduate of the Genetics Department, Trinity College Dublin (B.A., Mod. 1991) and received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley (1997). He carried out postdoctoral research with Prof. William Skarnes at the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University, using molecular genetics to study neural development in the mouse.
Since 2002 Kevin has been on the faculty at Trinity College Dublin. He was an EMBO Young Investigator and was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College in 2009. From 2016 to 2018 he served as an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education. Since July 2018, he is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (The Senior Lecturer).
Kevin writes the Wiring the Brain blog and released a new book in 2018 called “INNATE – How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are.”