Mackenzie Weygandt Mathis
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. I will also be spending time as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Matthias Bethge (University of Tübingen) to work on tools and data analysis methods for calcium imaging and motor adaptation, which is generously funded by a fellowship from WATB/Project ALS.
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 at Harvard he is working on trail tracking in mice, principles of olfactory learning with Venki Murthy 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.
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