Matt Colligan - Curriculum Vitae
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      9     \noindent PhD Student, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
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     12     \noindent\email{\href{mailto:matt.colligan@ed.ac.uk}{matt.colligan@ed.ac.uk}}
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     14     \noindent\home{\href{https://mcol.xyz}{mcol.xyz}}
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     16     \begin{blocklist}{Education}
     17     \item[2018 -- 2022 \hspace{5mm}\pt] \textbf{BBSRC-funded EASTBIO PhD Studentship}
     18         \par Duguid Lab, The University of Edinburgh
     19         \par \emph{Neural representations of visuomotor control}
     20         \par To investigate the integration of visual and motor information
     21         during visually-guided movement, I am using chronically-implanted
     22         \href{https://www.neuropixels.org/}{Neuropixels probes} to perform
     23         high-throughput electrophysiological recordings in mice trained to
     24         perform a novel freely-moving reaching task. I am developing a bespoke
     25         data analysis pipeline to explore the encoding of visual and motor
     26         information across thousands of neurons in a number of brain areas
     27         involved in visuomotor processing.
     28         \par I am also using optogenetic manipulations to inactivate specific
     29         neuron populations at various timepoints during reaching movements to
     30         identify causal roles in visuomotor processing.
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     32     \item[2016 -- 2017 \hspace{5mm}\pt] \textbf{MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience}
     33         \par The University of Edinburgh
     34         \par \emph{Attained Distinction}
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     36     \item[2012 -- 2015 \hspace{5mm}\pt] \textbf{BSc Biology \& Associateship of the Royal
     37         College of Science (ARCS)}
     38         \par Imperial College London
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     40     \end{blocklist}
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     42     \begin{blocklist}{Work Experience}
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     44     \item[2017 -- 2018 \hspace{5mm}\pt] \textbf{Research Assistant, Duguid Lab (part time)}
     45         \par The University of Edinburgh
     46         \par \emph{Thalamocortical control of skilled motor movement}
     47         \par To assess the role of thalamocortical projections in skilled motor
     48         movement, I incorporated a head-fixed lever-push task with recordings
     49         of population level neuron dynamics in mice. From the large neural
     50         activity dataset, I extracted neuron responsiveness, dynamics and
     51         correlations with forelimb movements. Retrograde tracer injections into
     52         layer 5b motor cortex were used to further categorise neurons based on
     53         anatomical connectivity.
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     55     \item[\textcolor{white}{2017 -- 2018} \hspace{5mm}\pt] \textbf{Research Technician, Theil Lab (part time)}
     56         \par The University of Edinburgh
     57         \par \emph{Rescue of Inpp5e mutant phenotypes by compound mutation of
     58         Gli3}
     59         \par I used immunohistochemical techniques to analyse defects in
     60         cortical patterning in \textit{Inpp5e} mutant mice, and the
     61         co-regulatory effects of Gli3 and Inpp5e proteins in cortical
     62         developmental signalling pathways.
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     64     \end{blocklist}
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     66     \begin{block}{Other Experience}
     67         \par I am a core contributor on Qtile, a large collaborative
     68         open-source software project (\href{http://qtile.org}{qtile.org}).
     69         Qtile is a highly customisable tiling window manager for the X Window
     70         System and enjoys an active community of contributors. Working on Qtile
     71         has given be substantial experience reviewing code submissions,
     72         resolving issues and developing features, bug fixes and unit tests.
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     74         \vspace{3mm}
     75         \par I blog about programming and software, including various other
     76         projects that I have created or contribute to, on my website at
     77         \href{https://mcol.xyz}{mcol.xyz}.
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     80     \begin{blocklist}{Skills}
     81         \item[Languages] Python, C, MATLAB, JavaScript, Shell
     82         \item[Technology] Git, Docker, unix system administration, ImageJ/FIJI,
     83             circuit design and construction
     84         \item[Laboratory]
     85         \begin{itemize}
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     87             \item[\pt] \textit{In vivo} two- and one-photon microscopy
     88                 in awake, behaving mice
     89             \item[\pt] Microsurgery: stereotaxic injection, headplate
     90                 implantation for head-fixation, chronic electrode/endoscope
     91                 implantation, transcardial perfusion
     92             \item[\pt] Mouse behavioural training of head-fixed and
     93                 freely moving tasks
     94             \item[\pt] Molecular techniques such as
     95                 immunohistochemistry, \textit{in situ} hybridisation
     96         \end{itemize}
     97     \end{blocklist}
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     99     \begin{block}{Publications}
    100         \par Joshua Dacre, \textbf{Matt Colligan}, Julian Ammer, Julia
    101         Schiemann, Thomas Clarke, Victor Chamosa-Pino, Federico Claudi, J. Alex
    102         Harston, Constantinos Eleftheriou, Janelle M.P. Pakan, Cheng-Chiu
    103         Huang, Adam Hantman, Nathalie L.  Rochefort, and Ian Duguid.
    104         \href{https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/802124v1}{\textit{Cerebellar-recipient
    105             motor thalamus drives behavioral context-specific movement
    106         initiation}.  bioRxiv, 2019. doi: 10.1101/802124}.
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    108         \vspace{3mm}
    109         \par Kerstin Hasenpusch-Theil, Christine Laclef, \textbf{Matt
    110         Colligan}, Eamon Fitzgerald, Katherine Howe, Emily Carroll, Shaun R
    111         Abrams, Jeremy F Reiter, and Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury.
    112         \href{https://elifesciences.org/articles/58162}{\textit{A transient
    113                 role of the ciliary gene Inpp5e in controlling direct versus
    114             indirect neurogenesis in cortical development}. eLife, 2020. doi:
    115         10.7554/eLife.58162}. (And
    116         \href{https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.28.065615v2}{bioRxiv
    117         preprint}.)
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    120     \begin{block}{References}
    121         \par Prof Ian Duguid
    122         \par The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
    123         \par The University of Edinburgh
    124         \par \email{\href{mailto:ian.duguid@ed.ac.uk}{Ian.Duguid@ed.ac.uk}}
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