Hi—I’m Matt Gaidica, a neuroscientist working on tools to record brain rhythms from wild animals. I am interested in questions regarding extreme behaviors and environments, and the physiological mechanisms that animals use to enable or cope with those conditions. I recently finished my doctoral work here at the University of Michigan where I was performing in-vivo electrophysiology on brain circuits involved in ballistic movements. Prior to embarking on my PhD, I worked between academia and industry as an electrical engineer and entrepreneur.
I like exploring—not always mountains, but those are my favorite. If I’m wasting time it is probably looking at vintage watches. I have two rescued rats, Milo and Pierre. Finally, I’m the proudest uncle you’ll ever meet.