Keji Li, PhD

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT, Boston, USA

Dr. Keji Li received his PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2015. Current he works in Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT as postdoctoral fellow.

Dr. Li’s research interest is in the mechanisms of interaction between cortical and subcortical feedback and feedforward pathways in the cortex, and how these interactions modify and regulate sensory information. Connections of the early visual system are relatively well-studied, making it the best place to start looking for a comprehensive understanding of how information is transmitted, transformed and regulated in the cortex, the type of computations carried out in the cortex and the underlying circuitry responsible. Similarly, the primary motor cortex has well studied connections and clear output fit for the study of learning.

His current research projects revolves around the effect of excitation/inhibition balance disruption in network visual response properties, and neuron ensemble assembly in motor learning.