Mario  Negrello
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Dr. Mario Negrello (MN)


Mario Negrello obtained a mechanical engineering degree in Brazil (1997), and after a period in the industry (1997-2004) obtained a Masters and a PhD degree (2009, summa cum laude) in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. At the Fraunhofer Institute in Sankt Augustin (Germany) for Intelligent Dynamics and Autonomous Systems, Mario researched artificial evolution of neural network controllers for autonomous robots (2007/09), including a period as a visiting researcher at the Aerospace Engineering dept. at Cornell University (with Hod Lipson). His first postdoc was in the Computational Neuroscience laboratory at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (with Erik De Schutter) studying large scale computational models of the cerebellum. Currently he is assistant professor in the department of neuroscience in the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, where he combines empirical research and computational models (dept. head Chris De Zeeuw). Mario has published in the fields of Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Robotics, Evolutionary Robotics, Neuroethology, as well as a monograph published by Springer US in the Cognitive and Neural Systems series entitled Invariants of Behavior (2012).


Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (Summa Cum Laude) - University of Osnabrück / Germany; May/2006 to Nov/2009 M.Sc. in Cognitive Science (Cum Laude) - University of Osnabrück; April/2004 to May/2006 MBA in Enterprise Management - Getulio Vargas Foundation / Brazil; Feb/2000 to Dec/2001 Mechanical Engineering (Diploma) - Federal University of Paraná / Brazil; Feb/1992 to Nov/1996


1. How inhibitory and excitatory inputs gate output of the inferior olive.

Loyola S, Hoogland TM, Hoedemaker H, Romano V, Negrello M, De Zeeuw CI
in eLife 2023

2. EDEN: A High-Performance, General-Purpose, NeuroML-Based Neural Simulator.

in Frontiers in neuroinformatics 2022

3. Cerebellar Purkinje cells can differentially modulate coherence between sensory and motor cortex depending on region and behavior.

Lindeman S, Hong S, Kros L, Mejias JF, Romano V, Oostenveld R, Negrello M, Bosman LWJ, De Zeeuw CI
in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2021

4. Synthesis-Free, Flexible and Fast Hardware Library for Biophysically Plausible Neurosimulations - POSTER

Rene Miedema, Georgios Smaragdos, Mario Negrello, Zaid Al-Ars, Matthias Möller, and Christos Strydis
in FPGA '20: The 2020 ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays 2020

5. flexHH: A Flexible Hardware Library for Hodgkin-Huxley-Based Neural Simulations

6. NINscope, a versatile miniscope for multi-region circuit investigations.

de Groot A, van den Boom BJ, van Genderen RM, Coppens J, van Veldhuijzen J, Bos J, Hoedemaker H, Negrello M, Willuhn I, De Zeeuw CI, Hoogland TM
in eLife 2020

7. Functional Convergence of Autonomic and Sensorimotor Processing in the Lateral Cerebellum.

Romano V, Reddington AL, Cazzanelli S, Mazza R, Ma Y, Strydis C, Negrello M, Bosman LWJ, De Zeeuw CI
in Cell reports 2020

8. Multinode implementation of an extended Hodgkin-Huxley simulator.

9. Glissades Are Altered by Lesions to the Oculomotor Vermis but Not by Saccadic Adaptation

Flierman N.A., Ignashchenkova A., Negrello M., Their P., De Zeeuw C.I., Badura A.
in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2019

10. Quasiperiodic rhythms of the inferior olive.

Negrello M, Warnaar P, Romano V, Owens CB, Lindeman S, Iavarone E, Spanke JK, Bosman LWJ, De Zeeuw CI
in PLoS computational biology 2019
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