Meet the Principal Investigator
Kimberly Huber, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Southwestern Medical Foundation
Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research
Dr. Huber obtained her Ph.D. in Neurobiology in 1995 from The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston where she worked with Drs. Paul Kelly and Michael Mauk on the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, specifically long-term changes in neuronal connections, termed synaptic plasticity. Dr. Huber performed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Mark Bear at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Brown University where she discovered novel mechanisms and forms of synaptic plasticity as well as demonstrated specific alterations in synaptic plasticity in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of human mental retardation and autism. Dr. Huber joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2001 where she is she is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Southwestern Medical Foundation Endowed Scholar.
Current Lab Members
Jay Gibson, Ph.D.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Gibson studied biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley. Under the guidance of Dr. John Maunsell, he completed his Ph.D. in 1995 at the University of Rochester, which focused on neocortical activity related to visual processing. Next, he worked under Dr. Barry Connors studying the electrophysiological properties of inhibitory interneurons in the somatosensory cortex.
Gemma Molinaro, Ph.D.
Andrew Holley, Ph.D.
Nitin Khandelwal, Ph.D.