Matt started the lab in 2010 with a 5-year Career Development Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust, and from June 2015 has been a Lecturer at King's. He is interested in all the things the lab is interested in activity-dependent neuronal maturation, with special emphasis on glomerular circuits in the olfactory bulb and the axon initial segment. Since 2014 Matt has been an inaugural Scholar of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence, a multidisciplinary group of young researchers looking to shape the future of neuroscience in Europe and beyond. Before leading the lab, Matt completed two periods of post-doctoral research: the first with Pierre-Marie Lledo at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, looking at synaptic maturation in the developing and adult olfactory bulb, and the second with Juan Burrone at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, playing with channelrhodopsin and investigating activity-dependent plasticity at the AIS. Back in 2003, Matt completed his DPhil with Ian Thompson at the University of Oxford, looking at structure, function and development of the mouse visual thalamus. His MSc in Neuroscience and his BA in Psychology and Physiology were from Oxford, too.