"Matthew Isaacson, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 2011 and earned a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in England in 2019.
With education and experience in engineering and neuroscience, Dr. Isaacson focuses his research in part on the development of novel assays and technologies to better address experimental challenges faced by modern neuroscience. In his graduate and postdoctoral work, Dr. Isaacson developed new display technologies to study sensory processing and cognition in animal models, supporting sophisticated virtual reality experiments not achievable with other display systems.
Another focus of Dr. Isaacson’s research is understanding of the neurobiological aspects of cognitive decline associated with neurodegenerative diseases. By combining multiphoton microscopy of mouse models during complex behavioral tasks in head-fixed virtual reality, he hopes to gain a better neurobiological understanding of how potential treatments for cognitive decline might work to restore proper brain function. "