Jakestar’s neuroscience background

Dr. Jake Rogers is Nova Scotian neuroplasticity researcher.

He has recently been selected as the first Rutherford Fellow in Neurotechnology in the Department of Biooengineering at Imperial College London. He took up his position on April 1st, 2018. He has joined the lab of Professor Simon Shultz to perform in vivo calcium imaging experiments in head-fixed mice while they navigate through a “floating” maze. See www.schultzlab.org for more information.

This is Jake’s final PhD oration recorded August 23rd, 2016 at the Melbourne Brain Centre. The introduction to his talk outlines his philosophical thinking quite well. Worth a quick listen!

“A tour de force” according to the director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Professor Geoff Donnan. Prof. Donnan man-hugged the soon to be Dr. Rogers when he finished question time in front of a large audience who watched the talk in the Ian Potter Auditorium at The University of Melbourne.

See picture below captured by the research assistant from the lab of Professor Anthony Hannan where Dr. Jake performed his PhD work (see www.florey.edu.au/node/46 for more info on the Hannan lab) as evidence that this lovely thing occurred for the first time after a PhD oration (to jakestar’s knowledge).

The talk begins at 5 mins 35 secs 😉