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Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory studies the mechanisms by which highly complex behaviors are mediated at the neuronal level, mainly focusing on the example of dynamic social interactions and the neural circuits that drive them. From dyadic interactions to group dynamics and collective decision making, the lab seeks a mechanistic understanding for the fundamental building blocks of societies, such as cooperation, empathy, fairness and reciprocity.
Andrew D. Huberman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) We study the mechanisms of neural degeneration and regeneration with the specific goal of developing treatments to prevent and reverse vision loss. (e.g., Laha and Huberman, Science, 2017; Lim et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2016).
2) We study the neural circuits that merge visual perceptions with internal states, to drive adaptive behavioral decisions. We are parsing the neural circuits for fear and anxiety, as well as for "courage" and positive states (e.g., Salay et al., Nature, 2018).
Adjunct Professor, Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBioethics
Stem Cell Ethics