Marlies Oostland is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow combined in the lab of Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and the lab of Michael Brecht at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). She is currently studying the neuronal computations in the cerebellum underlying the cognitive process of decision-making, as well as the perception and prediction of touch and tickling. Her project is part of BRAIN COGS, a 7-lab NIH-funded project.
Marlies Oostland completed a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), which included a research project at the University of Cambridge (UK). During her subsequent doctoral training at the University of Amsterdam, she studied the role of serotonin in postnatal development of the cerebellum. Marlies Oostland then moved to the University of Edinburgh (UK) for postdoctoral research in the laboratories of Prof. Matt Nolan and Prof. Ian Duguid, where she performed in vivo whole-cell patch clamp recordings in awake behaving mice to study the role of HCN1 channels in the inferior olive. In another project, Marlies Oostland used silicon probes to record place cells from mice performing a behavioral task in a virtual reality environment. In January 2018, she joined the lab of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.