Researcher biography

Professor Goodhill's lab is interested in how brains process information, particularly during development. This includes how growing nerve fibres use molecular cues to make guidance decisions, how map-like representations of visual inputs form in the optic tectum and visual cortex, and how these maps code sensory information. We are addressing these questions using a combination of mathematical, experimental and computational techniques. Members of the lab come from diverse backgrounds including biology, mathematics, physics and computer science.

Professor Goodhill did a Joint Honours BSc in Mathematics and Physics at Bristol University (UK), followed by an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at Edinburgh University and a PhD in Cognitive Science at Sussex University. Following a postdoc at Edinburgh University he moved to the USA in 1994, where he did further postdoctoral study in Computational Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Professor Goodhill formed his own lab at Georgetown University in 1996, where he was awarded tenure in the Department of Neuroscience in 2001. In 2005 he moved to a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Queensland. Since then he has been awarded 5 ARC Discovery grants, 6 NHMRC Project grants, 2 ARC/NHMRC "Thinking Systems" grants, and an HFSP Program grant.