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Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
Principal Investigator | Rowland Fellow
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 308
Google Scholar

I received my BSc from the University of Oregon, then worked in the labs of Hynek Wichterle and Christopher Henderson at Columbia University to build in vitro models of ALS. I then attended Harvard University for my PhD, where I worked in the laboratory of Nao Uchida investigating the role of reward and sensory prediction errors in guiding motor learning. Before starting at the Rowland, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Matthias Bethge (University of Tübingen).
In the News: RJF position, Peralta Prize, NSF Fellowship


Melody Tong
Undergraduate Researcher|Harvard College Class of '18

Melody is co-mentored by Mackenzie and Nao Uchida. Her thesis work is focused on quantitative behavioral metrics during a rapidly learned freely-moving reaching & pulling task in mice.

Alexander Mathis, PhD
Lab Mathematician |Marie-Curie Fellow
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 310
Publications & website

Alexander studied Mathematics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. For his dissertation he derived properties of grid cells from optimal coding principles. As a Marie-Curie Fellow, we works on trail tracking in mice with Venki Murthy (MCB, Harvard) and Matthias Bethge (University of Tübingen). He collaborates closely with us on computational models of motor adaptation and learning. He strives to understand how internal representations guide behavior and how internal models are implemented in the brain.

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Travis DeWolf, PhD
Collaborator | Applied Brain Research 
Publications & Blog

Travis collaborates on building neural models of adaptive control.


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Nicolas Renier, PhD
Collaborator|Group leader at Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière
Publicationslab website

Nicolas' lab specializes in developing and using ClearMap for whole-brain light sheet microscopy and analysis.

Es ist der Geist, der sich den Körper baut
(It is the mind itself which builds the body).
— Friedrich Schiller