Natalie Matthews studied for her MPhil under the supervision of Dr Usha Goswami. Her research explored the role of pitch, intensity, and other musical cues to assist with beat perception for rhythmic entrainment in dyslexic children. A copy of her dissertation is available here. Prior to her MPhil, she spent a year investigating and modifying glycosylation of recombinant antibodies for the development of anti-cancer therapeutics at Life Technologies Corporation. Before researching at Life Tech, she completed her bachelor's degree at Wellesley College in the United States. At Wellesley, she examined physiological and environmental effects on adult neurogenesis. Her thesis focused on the immune protective nitric oxide response to brain damage and its effect on neuronal proliferation in the crayfish species Procambarus clarkii. Natalie is also an avid pianist and violinist in her pastime. After her year in the CNE she returned to the US to study medicine.