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February 24, 2016

PhD student David Herzfeld to be honored at 2016 Young Investigators’ Day

David HerzfeldThe Young Investigators’ Day Committee has selected BME PhD student David Herzfeld to receive the Martin and Carol Macht Award. This award is part of the 38th annual Young Investigators' Day, where 20 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows will be honored for their research.

Herzfeld’s research describes how Purkinje cells in the cerebellum predict the speed and direction of upcoming eye movements. The researchers used a novel approach — looking at how a population of Purkinje cells change their activity in concert, rather than focusing on an individual cell. The research was done in the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control under the guidance of the paper’s co-author Reza Shadmehr, Professor and PhD Program Director of Biomedical Engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates David on his excellent work and research contributions.