Matt Gaidica: Engineer Turned Neuroscientist

One of Forbes 30 under 30, Matt Gaidica is an Electrical Engineer majoring in Robotics who then later chose a path in Neuroscience to help contribute in the research about Parkinson’s disease.


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Matt Gaidica grew up in Detroit and got his Electrical Engineering majoring in Robotics Degree in Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. After graduation, he involved himself into the world of start-ups. He co-founded Landr, a software that modifies websites to fit mobile phones. Once the company sold, Gaidica started living in Silicon Valley and working on another start-up named Syllabuster, which gives college students a deeper insight into which courses they should take. After Syllabuster received funding, Gaidica soon grew tired of the start-up field.

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He then wrote a book, entitled “Left: A history of the Hemispheres,” which explains the origins and implications of asymmetrical features of the world around us and within our own bodies.

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“There’s a pattern out there for everything. It’s not just luck, it’s not just randomness that everything in this wold happens. It’s just really a matter of figuring out the pattern.

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With the publishing of this book, he decided to devote his life to studying the brain. In 2014, he joined a laboratory in the University of Michigan, where he is getting his Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He works on Parkinson’s disease and is trying to find the relationship between the spikes and ripples that neurons can produce, which in turn can ultimately influence the development of therapies.

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Matt Gaidica: Engineer Turned Neuroscientist

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