Ph.D. Biological Sciences, B.S. Neuroscience
Alex Hodge, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow jointly mentored by Daniel Leventhal, MD PhD, and Christian Burgess, PhD.
Alex's interest in neuroscience developed from a fascination with the biology of learning. He majored in neuroscience at the University of Michigan and studied the neural correlates of naturalistic behavior and decision-making using in-vivo electrophysiology and closed-loop optogenetics during his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.
Now Alex is focused on understanding the neural circuits underlying the acquisition and execution of skilled behaviors. To do this, he is using fiber photometry and computational modeling to determine how the neural circuits that support skilled behaviors are disrupted in animal models of motor disorders.