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Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
Rowland Fellow |Principal Investigator

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).

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Melody Tong
Undergraduate Researcher|Harvard College '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 task in mice.

Alexander Mathis, PhD
Collaborator |Marie-Curie Fellow

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 strives to understand how internal representations guide behavior and how internal models are implemented in the brain.

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