Kiah Hardcastle

Mark and Mary Stevens Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
PhD Student
Department of Neurobiology
A principled investigation into the heterogeneous coding properties of medial entorhinal cortex that support accurate spatial navigation

Kiah is a graduate student in Lisa Giocomo’s (Neurobiology) and Surya Ganguli’s (Applied Physics) labs. She studies the neural basis of spatial navigation, with a focus on understanding how neurons in a region of the brain called medial entorhinal cortex encode navigationally-relevant information such as location, heading direction, and speed of movement. She graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2013 with a B.S. in both Mathematics and Neuroscience.