Adam Hantman is currently a Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In the fall, the Hantman laboratory will be moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hantman lab focuses on the neural dynamics that underlie control of skilled actions. The lab combines genetics, anatomy, physiology, and behavior in order to understand how precise and accurate motor actions are learned and executed. Efforts thus far have focused on circuits and dynamics in the brain. However, full understanding will require following the fate of descending information into the spinal cord. We believe that a spinal cord connectome would provide deep insight into this question. as well as many other matters of sensory processing, sensorimotor transformations, and motor output.