Assistant Professor, Neurology
Joanna Mattis, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist with a clinical and research specialization in epilepsy. Dr. Mattis earned a combined BS, MS degree in Neurobiology at Yale University and an MPhil in Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. She then completed an MD, PhD at Stanford University, obtaining her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Deisseroth, credited as co-founder of the field of optogenetics. She moved to the University of Pennsylvania to complete a Neurology residency and Epilepsy fellowship. After completion of her clinical training, she was appointed as Instructor in Neurology, gaining further expertise in experimental epileptology. Dr. Mattis joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in June 2022. The Mattis laboratory will focus on the characterization and manipulation of neuronal circuits in preclinical epilepsy models.