Matthew J. Sutterer

My name is Matthew J. Sutterer and I am a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, where I am hosted at the National Institute of Justice. I am a Neuroscience PhD who is looking to apply my scientific training and experiences to issues in the policy domain, including evidence-based policy making and improving scientific training. During my academic training, I studied how the brain reorganizes and recovers after injury, using a combination of neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and electrophysiology. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa, working with Dr. Michelle Voss. and I received my PhD in Neuroscience under the mentorship of Drs. Daniel Tranel and Matthew A. Howard.

Reorganization of brain networks

Functional neuroimaging has identified networks of connected brain areas, but how do these networks change following brain injury?

Brain networks and behavior

What are the relationships between brain networks identified by neuroimaging, and higher cognitive functions?

Emotion and decision-making

How do affective signals influence our decisions? What brain areas are key for adaptive decision-making?

Neural basis of functional connectivity

Is there correspondance between imaging-derived connectivity measures and electrical signals recorded in the brain?