Catherine Stoodley, D.Phil., M.Sc.

  • Research Faculty, Developing Brain Institute
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, (2007-2010)
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, (2003-2007)
    • M.Sc. and D.Phil., Neuroscience, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, (1997-2003)
    • B.S., Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA, (1993-1997)
  • Catherine Stoodley, D.Phil., M.Sc., investigates the neuroscience of cognition and cognitive development, with a focus on the role of the cerebellum in typical development and neurodevelopmental conditions. Traditionally, the cerebellum has been considered solely a motor structure, but anatomical, clinical and neuroimaging data have advanced our knowledge of human cerebellar function. Dr. Stoodley's work has contributed to the growing consensus that the cerebellum is an important component of neural circuits subserving cognitive and affective processing. Dr. Stoodley's lab investigates the functional layout of the cerebellum, the type of processing that the cerebellum performs, and the role of the cerebellum in clinical and neurodevelopmental conditions using neuroimaging, neuromodulation, lesion-symptom mapping, and behavioral studies. The ultimate goal of this work is to understand the contribution of the cerebellum to cognition in both typical development and in clinical and developmental conditions, and to translate this knowledge into therapeutic and educational applications.