Prof. Matthew Nolan leads a systems neuroscience laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying memory and navigation in the hippocampal – entorhinal system.

Prof. Nolan is a rare example of a scientist whose work appeals both to pure theoreticians and hard line experimentalists. If you are one of the former, I’d recommend taking a look at the work he’s done on theta oscillations with his graduate student Angus Chadwick. If you belong to the latter, I’d suggest taking a look at this paper with Sarah Tennnant.

In this episode, we discuss

–> open science and the value of reviewer anonymity

–> the concept of “cell type” and its (mis)use in the navigation field

–> how to supervise long-term projects and guide them to completion