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Matthew Shtrahman, MD PhD

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Matt received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan. He returned to his hometown to obtain his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, where he did his thesis work with Dr. Xiao-lun Wu in the Department of Physics. He completed his residency training and clinical neurophysiology fellowship in the Department of Neurology at UCLA.

Matt went on to do his postdoctoral training in the labs of Dr. Tom Otis at UCLA and Dr. Fred Gage at the Salk Institute before joining the faculty of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD in 2016.

We study spatiotemporal patterns of neuronal activity that are generated in the brain. This collective neuronal firing not only underlies thought and memory, but also is essential to our understanding of neurological disease. We develop advanced optical techniques for recording neuronal activity in a variety of experimental models to understand how network firing codes for information, is shaped through learning, and becomes altered in diseases of the nervous system.

Matthew Shtrahman, MD PhD
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