I am interested in how computations are performed by networks of neurons
with a particular focus on how actions are generated by the coordinated activity
of neural circuits across the brain and spinal cord.
I did my doctoral work in the laboratories of Thomas Jessell and Liam Paninski at Columbia University.
I defended my dissertation entitled: "Probing circuits for motor control" in July 2015.
Later that year, I founded a company, CTRL-labs (formerly Cognescent), that is using related ideas to build non-invasive technologies for decoding motor intention.
Now I'm working in the Deisseroth laboratory at Stanford University.
A more complete publication list can be found on my Google Scholar profile.
• Machado, T.A. , Pnevmatikakis, E., Paninski, L., Jessell, T.M., Miri, A. "Primacy of flexor locomotor pattern revealed by ancestral reversion of motor neuron identity" Cell 162: 338-350 (2015) Cover article.