Kristine Heiney, PhD

My research is focused on understanding neural computation across scales: how interactions among neurons produce population-level information representations. My approach to this question is through data analysis and data-driven modeling of both in vivo and in vitro systems.

I am currently carrying out postdoctoral work as a Humboldt Research Fellow in Prof. Henning Sprekeler’s group at the Technical University of Berlin. In this project, we are focusing on developing models of representational drift.

In June 2023, I successfully defended my PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I carried out my doctoral work under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Nichele at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). In 2022, I spent six months visiting Prof. Timothy O’Leary’s group at the University of Cambridge. I earned my Master in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Porto in 2018, with thesis work conducted under the supervision of Dr. Paulo Aguiar at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), and my Bachelor in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 2010.

Kristine Heiney