The puzzle of motor learning—how humans learn different motor skills and how these skills are retained, lost, and possibly regained—motivated Julia Ebert’s stellar career as an undergraduate researcher. A behavioral neuroscience major, Julia worked extensively in Professor Dagmar Sternad’s Action Lab, completing a thesis on learning an asymmetric bimanual task.
Julia's scientific research and leadership led to her being named a Barry Goldwater Scholar in 2013. Julia also won a DAAD Award and studied at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany.
As a Marshall Scholar, Julia studied biomedical engineering at Imperial College London, examining robotic intervention at the interface of the brain and peripheral nervous system. She then pursued a PhD in Computer Science at Harvard University.