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Mark Laubach Professor Neuroscience

Contact
Send email to Mark Laubach
(202) 885-2116
CAS - Neuroscience
Asbury - 300
Office hours are available upon request; I am most often in my lab: LL07 in HoS
Additional Positions at AU
Director, PhD in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Degrees
PhD neuroscience, Wake Forest University MA biology, Bryn Mawr College AB biology and chemistry, Lafayette College

Bio
I am a neurobiologist interested in goal-directed behavior. My laboratory is focused on the roles of the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia in executive control and decision making. Core methods include multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics, multivariate statistics, and computational models of neural circuits.
See Also
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Lab
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2020

  • NEUR-220 The Neuron

  • PSYC-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Fall 2020

  • NEUR-380 Comp Methods Brain/Behav Sci

  • NEUR-497 Honors Capstone I

  • PSYC-899 Doctoral Dissertation

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Multi-electrode Recording

Additional Information

Laubach is a neurobiologist interested in how groups of neurons work together to process information. His research focuses on understanding the neuronal circuit basis of decision making, motivation, and self-control. He is especially interested in how decisions are adjusted when outcomes do not match expectations. Laubach's laboratory uses multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics, and computational methods to record brain cell activity and analyze the resulting data. 

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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