Sasha Rayshubskiy, PhD
Rowland Fellow | Principal Investigator
I grew up in father's cluttered electronics repair shop on the outskirts of Brooklyn, NY. There I spent my afternoons unscrewing VCR boards and trying to reverse engineer their tangled meshes. After initial training in computer science from Cornell University, I worked close to a decade as a software engineer at IBM Research. I specialized in developing parallel computing algorithms and biological simulations for the BlueGene supercomputing project. Eventually, my interests transitioned to the study of computations in neural circuits. This led me to pursue a PhD in neuroscience in Rachel Wilson's lab at Harvard University, where my research focused on the neural control of steering in walking Drosophila. In the fall of 2020, I started a lab at the Rowland Institute in Harvard University, studying neural architectures at the interface between executive and motor control. Outside the lab my passions include sailing, playing classical guitar to my daughter and cooking over wood fire.
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