Marcus Stephenson-Jones

Group Leader
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Marcus Stephenson-Jones is a group leader at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. He obtained his PhD from Sten Grillner’s lab at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, where he studied the evolution of the vertebrate brain. He then went on to work as a postdoctoral fellow in Bo Li’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he identified how a conserved subcortical circuit computes relative value by integrating information of opposing valence.

His major research interest now is understanding the learning rules that govern how information is transformed into purposive action.