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Dr. Guy Levy started his academic path with a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997) and then worked for a few years as a software engineer in a commercial company. Later Guy joined The Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC), which was a new direct PhD program at the Hebrew University focused on understanding facts about the computational processes in Neural Systems. ICNC was later merged into The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC). While participating in the ELSC program, Guy completed his Masters and PhD (2014) in the Octopus Lab as a Neurobiologist, studying motor-control in the Octopus vulgaris and, more specifically, coordination between octopus arms. Guy continued to conduct research on the octopus while serving as manager of the octopus lab for another two years until joining Dr. Barry Trimmer's lab at Tufts University in the spring of 2016.
Guy plans to study motor-control in the caterpillar Manduca sexta. Although they have different muscular structures, the Manduca and Octopus are both soft animals lacking articulations; therefore studying each of them can shed light on principles that are used by natural systems (neural systems) to control soft bodies.
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