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
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 308
Google Scholar | CV

In the News: RJF position, Peralta Prize, NSF Fellowship, The Atlantic


Tanmay Nath, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow - Data Scientist
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.


Gary Kane, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 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!



Alexander Mathis, PhD
Lab Mathematician (our “in house“ collaborator)
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Bethge & Murthy and labs
Office Location: 3rd Floor, 310
Publications & website
Alexander collaborates closely with us on computational models of motor adaptation and learning, and using deep learning to quantify animal behavior (see DeepLabCut).


Matthias Bethge, PhD


Travis DeWolf, PhD
Applied Brain Research - Publications & Blog


Adrian Hoffmann
Masters student | University of Tübingen, Neural Information Processing

Adrian completed his master's thesis in the lab through the University of Tübingen in 2018. He received a BS in Physics from Heidelberg University. Adrian is now a PhD student in the group of Prof. Helmchen in Zurich.


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 is now attending medical school at NYU.