Welcome

So, you have arrived to javierorlandi.com. Well, kudos to you! I’m a scientist working in the fields of Neuroscience and Statistical Physics and in here you’ll find my contributions to them.

I got my Ph.D. in 2015 at the Physics Faculty in the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Jaume Casademunt. The main focus was on trying to understand the emergence of spontaneous activity in neuronal cultures. Afterwards, I began a short postdoc at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Soriano and Dr. Jordi Alberch to study the effective connectivity of neuronal networks in Huntington’s disease. In August of 2016 I joined the group of Dr. Jörn Davidsen at the University of Calgary to continue my research in the physics of neuronal systems. In 2019 I moved to the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan, in Dr. Andrea Benucci’s lab, to work on revealing the neuronal underpinning of large-scale cortical processing during decision-making.

During the last two years I have also spent most of my time developing NETCAL, a complete platform for the large-scale analysis of calcium imaging experiments in vitro.