Javier Orlandi, PhD
Faculty of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
PhD Physics, University of Barcelona, 2015
MSc Biophysics, University of Barcelona, 2009
BSc Physics, University of Barcelona, 2008
I obtained my Ph.D. in 2015 at the Physics Faculty in the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Jaume Casademunt. The main focus was on trying to understand the emergence of spontaneous activity in neuronal cultures. Afterwards, I began a short postdoc at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Soriano and Dr. Jordi Alberch to study the effective connectivity of neuronal networks in Huntington’s disease. In August of 2016 I joined the group of Dr. Jörn Davidsen at the University of Calgary to continue my research in the physics of neuronal systems. From 2019 to 2022 I worked at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan as a Human Frontiers Fellow in Dr. Andrea Benucci’s lab, studying the neuronal underpinning of large-scale cortical processing during decision-making.
Since July 2022 I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy department and full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Current research focuses in revealing the underlying principles of distributed coding in the brain and their impact in perception and learning. Our research is done in close collaboration with experimental partners at the HBI and in the Computational Neuroscience Platform and belongs to key HBI priority areas, including Neurodevelopment, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders and Movement Disorders.
Areas of Research
Participation in university strategic initiatives
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- HFSP Long-Term Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program. 2019
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