September 1, 2019
Tatenda joins the lab with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Hamilton College. He is interested in the neural mechanisms of sensory processing and learning in order to better understand the pathology of cognitive impairments. As an undergraduate, he conducted summer research and completed an independent research project using chemogenetics to investigate the role of postrhinal cortex in associative learning. Upon graduating, he joined the Tye lab at MIT where he worked with Dr. Eyal Kimchi to study cholinergic modulation of amygdala circuits in conditioned responding. As a research technician, Tatenda will contribute to ongoing projects in the Polley lab and learn new approaches and techniques in neuroscience research.