Matthew Phillips

PhD Student

Matthew focusses on how cognition guides innate behaviour, specifically with respect to navigational influences on defensive responses. He utilises several techniques to address this question, including behavioural assays of defensive navigation combined with probe recordings, opto- and chemo-genetic manipulations, and anatomical tracing. 

Previously Matthew has worked on hippocampal circuits, focussing on the electrophysiological properties and behavioural contributions of pyramidal neurons in the subiculum. 

Matthew also acts as treasurer of the SWC/GCNU PhD society.