People

 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

Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
Principal Investigator
mathis@rowland.harvard.edu
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 308
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I received my BSc from the University of Oregon, then moved to NYC to work 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

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Alexander Mathis, PhD
Lab Mathematician
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Bethge & Murthy and labs
amathis@fas.harvard.edu
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 310
Publications & website | Alexander is our "in house" collaborator. He collaborates closely with us on computational models of motor adaptation and learning. 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, he 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.

 

Tanmay Nath, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow - Data Scientist
nath@rowland.harvard.edu
Office location: 3rd Floor, 309

Tanmay completed his PhD focused on developing machine learning tools for biological systems. He joined the Mathis Lab in January of 2018.

 

Adrian Hoffmann
Masters student - University of Tübingen, Neural Information Processing
hoffmann@rowland.harvard.edu

Adrian is completing his master's thesis in the lab through the University of Tübingen. He received a BS in Physics from Heidelberg University. He joined the lab in March 2018. 

 

Gary Kane, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
gkane@rowland.harvard.edu
Office Location: 3rd FL Rm 309

Gary completed his PhD at Princeton, working on decision-making in rats. He joined the lab in July 2018.

 

Eric Hepler
Animal Technician

Eric joined the Rowland in the fall of 2017, and provides technical support to several Fellows labs. He works with us on maintaining our precious mouse colony!


Collaborators:

Matthias Bethge, PhD
Bethgelab.org


Travis DeWolf, PhD
Applied Brain Research - Publications & Blog
 

Nicolas Renier, PhD
Group leader at Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière- Publications & lab website
 


Alumni:

Melody Tong - Undergraduate Researcher|Harvard College Class of '18
- Melody was co-mentored by Mackenzie and Nao Uchida. Her thesis work was focused on characterizing a rapidly learned freely-moving reaching & pulling task in mice. She will be attending medical school in the fall of 2018!