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Gavin Rumbaugh


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Primary Research Areas

Neurotransmitter and Neurotrophin                 

Receptors and Cell Signaling

Learning, Memory, and Synaptic Plasticity

Ion Channels and Synaptic Function

My laboratory is devoted to the understanding of how synaptic plasticity mechanisms contribute to memory and cognition. In particular, we are interested in applying cutting edge technology to neurons both in situ and in vivo, which then enable the study of synapse structure and function from a mechanistic perspective at various stages of development. We believe that understanding dysfunction of molecular mechanisms within dendritic spines that control the maturation of synapses will unlock the mysteries of cognitive and social abnormalities.

Honors and Awards

2009-2011    Faculty Research Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

2009    Young Investigator Award, NARSAD

2006    Alabama Health Sciences Foundation Scholar

2002    National Research Scholar Award (NRSA: F32 NS043071-03; NINDS)

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor - Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

    2012-Present

Assistant Professor - Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

    2009-2012

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    2006-2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Neuroscience/Synaptic Physiology

    2000-2006

Ph.D - Georgetown University School of Medicine 

    Biophysics/Neuroscience

    1996-2000

Undergraduate - Westminster College 

    Biology

    1992-1996


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