PhD student achievements
November 5, 2015
Graduate student David Herzfeld’s research published in Nature
Encoding of action by the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum, a research paper by David Herzfeld, was published in Nature, October 15, 2015. In this work, David has solved a long-standing puzzle regarding how the primary cells in the cerebellum, called Purkinje cells, encode movements of the body. The work also received a News and Views article in the same issue of the journal, describing the results as "Decrypting a brain enigma."
Other authors on the paper included Yoshiko Kojima, Robi Soetedjo, and BME Professor Reza Shadmehr.