Martin Guthrie | RA
Martin Guthrie completed a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Edinburgh University in 2006. His thesis focused on exploring action selection in the striatum using a network of biophysically-based medium spiny neurons. In his first post-doc he worked at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University under Professor Mark Gluck. Here he expanded his model to explore behavioral deficits in Parkinson's disease on and off medication. After this he worked as a post-doc in the team of Professor Thomas Boraud at Bordeaux University on a combination of animal electrophysiology and computational modeling. Here he developed a new experimental platform to study primate spatial navigation and a computational model of action selection with interaction between cortico-striatal loops. He is now working on data analysis and computational modeling of decision making tasks.