Matthew entered the CoBrA lab in Fall 2022 as a PhD student in McGill's Integrated Program in Neuroscience. He joined after finishing his BSc in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta, where his research focused on using machine learning to predict whether someone will remember or forget what they're studying based on their EEG recordings. Co-supervised by Yasser Iturria Medina,
Matthew's current project will focus on modelling the progression of schizophrenia in at-risk populations. The goal is to create a framework mapping the appearance of neural biomarkers (taken from multimodal imaging data) to the development of schizophrenia symptoms. Ideally, this kind of framework could inform the early detection and treatment of the disorder.
Outside of the lab, you can find Matthew playing pick-up soccer, catching a Detroit Red Wings game, putting together a new Lego set, reading a book, or learning French.