September 1, 2019
Eyal Kimchi is a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is excited to join the Polley lab to study how acetylcholine modulates the brain networks that support associative learning. He received his MD/PhD degrees from Yale School of Medicine, while working with Mark Laubach on the involvement of the striatum during various types of learning. Following neurology residency he pursued a fellowship with Syd Cash at MGH to develop translational models of delirium. Prior to joining the Polley Lab, he also worked with Kay Tye at MIT to study how cholinergic networks affect motivated behaviors and amygdala activity.