Mackenzie W. Mathis, PhD
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 ('07-'12). I then attended Harvard University for my PhD ('12-'17), where I worked in the laboratory of Nao Uchida investigating the role of reward and sensory prediction errors in guiding motor learning. Currently, I am a WATB/Project ALS post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Matthias Bethge (University of Tübingen).
In the News: RJF position, Peralta Prize, NSF Fellowship
Alexander Mathis, PhD
Marie-Curie Fellow, lab mathematician
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 post-doctoral fellow he is working on trail tracking in mice, principles of olfactory learning with Venki Murthy (Harvard University) and Matthias Bethge (University of Tübingen, Germany), and motor adaptation with Mackenzie and Nao Uchida. He strives to understand how internal representations guide behavior and how internal models are implemented in the brain.