Matthew Caldwell

CoMPLEX, University College London

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I am currently finishing my PhD on the CoMPLEX MRes/PhD programme. My background is somewhat chequered, but the bulk of my career has been spent in computing, working as a developer both in the games & entertainment field and, more recently, in quantitative finance. Moving into the life sciences could be described as an act of contrition for the latter.

My PhD research involves the use of scanning ion conductance microscopy, optical fluorescence microscopy and patch clamp electrophysiology to study particular forms of synaptic plasticity in the cerebellum. I am based in the labs of Guy Moss and Trevor Smart in UCL's Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, with secondary supervision from Yuri Korchev at Imperial College.