We are a research team lead by Prof. Mackenzie Mathis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Thanks to the support of Foundation Bertarelli, Prof. Mathis is the Bertarelli Foundation Chair of Integrative Neuroscience, and the lab is located at the flagship Campus Biotech.

We are part of the Center for Neuroprosthetics, Center for Intelligent Systems, and part of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) at EPFL.

The goal of the laboratory is to reverse engineer the neural circuits that drive adaptive motor behavior by studying artificial and natural intelligence. We hope that by understanding the neural basis of adaptive motor control we can open new avenues in therapeutic research for neurological disease, help build better machine learning tools, and crucially, provide fundamental insights into brain function.  

Here are some research aims that guide us:

– How do animals adapt to their environment over short and long timescales?

-What neural computations enable adaptive behavior?

– Can we make more biologically-inspired artificial intelligence?

– Can we use these circuit-level and machine-learning advances to restore function in neurodegeneration and neurological injury?

Read more about our research program by clicking on topic areas to on the left.