Manu S Madhav, Ph.D.

2019-2020 Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
 2021- Djawad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
spatial navigation, neural circuits, systems neuroscience, biomemetics
"Manu Madhav"

Dr. Madhav is an engineer and roboticist turned neuroscientist who joins UBC from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) where he earned his graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics. He then became an Assistant Research Scientist at JHU under the mentorship of Dr. James Knierim and Dr. Noah Cowan. His research focused on quantifying aspects of spatial navigation in rats by recording place cells and head direction cells, leading to the development of a custom augmented reality system that resulted in the discovery of the recalibration of the hippocampal path integrator by visual landmarks. (

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Noah Cowan grad student 2010-2014 Johns Hopkins
Jim Knierim post-doc 2014-2019 Johns Hopkins Medical School
 (Post-doctoral fellow and assistant research scientist)
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Vagvolgyi BP, Jayakumar RP, Madhav MS, et al. (2021) Wide-angle, monocular head tracking using passive markers. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 368: 109453
Madhav MS, Jayakumar RP, Lashkari SG, et al. (2021) The Dome: a virtual reality apparatus for freely locomoting rodents. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 109336
Fortune ES, Andanar N, Madhav M, et al. (2020) Spooky Interaction at a Distance in Cave and Surface Dwelling Electric Fishes. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 14: 561524
Madhav MS, Cowan NJ. (2020) The Synergy Between Neuroscience and Control Theory: The Nervous System as Inspiration for Hard Control Challenges Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems. 3: 243-267
Jayakumar RP, Madhav MS, Savelli F, et al. (2019) Recalibration of path integration in hippocampal place cells. Nature
Madhav MS, Jayakumar RP, Demir A, et al. (2018) High-resolution behavioral mapping of electric fishes in Amazonian habitats. Scientific Reports. 8: 5830
Ankaralı MM, Sefati S, Madhav MS, et al. (2015) Walking dynamics are symmetric (enough). Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 12: 0150209
Madhav MS, Nickl RW. (2015) Mimicry or Scrutiny? Striking a Partnership Between Engineering Design and Biological Research Ieee Potentials. 34: 26-32
Ankarali MM, Sefati S, Madhav MS, et al. (2015) Walking dynamics are symmetric (enough) Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12
Cowan NJ, Ankarali MM, Dyhr JP, et al. (2014) Feedback control as a framework for understanding tradeoffs in biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54: 223-37
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