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Dr. Matthew Gardner

2018–2019 CCB Fellow

Matthew Gardner

As a 2018 CCB Fellow, Matthew is employing optogenetics and electrophysiology in an attempt to understand how neural systems represent predictions about future events in the world. More specifically, his research has focused on how the brain’s frontal regions, in particular the orbitofrontal cortex, contribute to different aspects of decision making. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Geoffrey Schoenbaum at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Matthew received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 2014 while studying the role of expectation in the processing of appetitive stimuli under the mentorship of Alfredo Fontanini.