Paul J Mathews, Ph.D.
Affiliations
Affiliations
Assistant Professor In-Residence, Neurology
Biography:

Dr. Mathews is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also an Investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) where his lab is located, next to the UCLA Harbor Medical Center. From 2009-2015 he worked as a post doc in the laboratory of Dr. Tom Otis at UCLA where he examined the mechanisms of motor coordination in the cerebellum. In 2008, Dr. Mathews received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Texas, at Austin. While there, Dr. Mathews studied the biophysical properties of neurons in the auditory system with the goal of understanding how these properties enable them to perform the submillisecond computations necessary for low-frequency sound localization. Dr. Mathews received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in 2001 where he studied biology, with a focus on animal behavior and neuroscience.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Lee Ka Hung, Mathews Paul J, Reeves Alexander M B, Choe Katrina Y, Jami Shekib A, Serrano Raul E, Otis Thomas S   Circuit mechanisms underlying motor memory formation in the cerebellum Neuron, 2015; 86(2): 529-40.
Mathews Paul J, Lee Ka Hung, Peng Zechun, Houser Carolyn R, Otis Thomas S   Effects of climbing fiber driven inhibition on Purkinje neuron spiking The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012; 32(50): 17988-97.
Otis Thomas S, Mathews Paul J, Lee Ka Hung, Maiz Jaione   How do climbing fibers teach? Frontiers in neural circuits, 2012; 6(6): 95.
Mathews Paul J, Jercog Pablo E, Rinzel John, Scott Luisa L, Golding Nace L   Control of submillisecond synaptic timing in binaural coincidence detectors by K(v)1 channels Nature neuroscience, 2010; 13(5): 601-9.
Scott Luisa L, Mathews Paul J, Golding Nace L   Perisomatic voltage-gated sodium channels actively maintain linear synaptic integration in principal neurons of the medial superior olive The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2010; 30(6): 2039-50.
Scott Luisa L, Mathews Paul J, Golding Nace L   Posthearing developmental refinement of temporal processing in principal neurons of the medial superior olive The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2005; 25(35): 7887-95.