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.