Matt is a post-doctoral researcher. His background is in learning, memory, and anatomy. His current work focuses on mapping the organizational properties of the basal forebrain with the goal of providing an anatomical framework permissive of the known differential control of acetylcholine among different cortical areas.
2005 B.S., Cognitive Science, UCSD
Advisor: Andrea A. Chiba, Ph.D.
2015 Ph.D., Neuroscience, Rutgers University
Advisor: Laszlo Zaborszky, M.D., Ph.D.
Thesis title: Basal forebrain topography as defined by afferents and efferents: separable circuits to support distinct functions
2005 - 2009 Research Associate
UCSD Cognitive Science
Supervisor: Andrea A. Chiba, Ph.D.
2015 - Current Post-doctoral Research Associate
Rutgers University, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Supervisor: Laszlo Zaborszky, M.D., Ph.D.
Matlab code for manual warping of brains in Neurolucida
Monosynaptic tracing in the cholinergic basal forebrain (video)