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.
Aundrea Bartley, Ph.D. (co-mentored with Jay Gibson), Graduated 7/2007; Instructor with Dr. Lynn Dobrunz, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Lenora Volk, Ph.D. Graduated 12/2007; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Maggie Waung, M.D./Ph.D. Graduated 6/2008, Assistant Professor, Dept. Neurology, UCSF
Brad Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Graduated 9/2008; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Seth Hays, Ph.D. (co-mentored with Jay Gibson) Graduated 3/2012; Assistant Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas
Farr Niere, Ph.D. Graduated 5/2012; Postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Kimberly Raab-Graham, Wake Forest University.
Ankur Patel, Ph.D. (co-mentored with Jay Gibson), Graduated 4/2013, Clinical Liason, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, IN.
Katie Collins, Ph.D. Graduated 10/2013, and Currently, Instructor at California State University at Chico
Carly Hale, Ph.D. (co-mentored with Christopher Cowan), Graduated in 7/2014.
Kristofer Loerwald, Ph.D. Graduated 12/2014, Manager of Medical Affairs at Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kacey Rajkovich, Ph.D. Graduated 7/2016, Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Richard Huganir, Johns Hopkins Medical School
Chia-Wei Chang, Ph. D. Graduated 12/2016, Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Sam Kwon, U Michigan
Elena Nosyreva, Ph.D. Instructor with Dr. Ruhma Syeda, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Jennifer Ronesi-Benavides, Ph.D.
Tong Zang, Ph.D.
Vikram Jakkamsetti, Ph.D. Instructor with Dr. Juan Pascual, Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Nien-Pei Tsai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Sonal Goswami, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, UT San Antonio with Dr. Jenny Hseih.
Weiruo Guo, Ph.D., Instructor with Dr. William Dauer, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Carly Hale, Ph.D.
Patricia Hahn- Ph.D. student, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
Madison Tomasek- Masters Degree Program in Science Education, UT Dallas
Manasa Sarma- Student, North Texas State Health Sciences School; Health Administration
Vinay Sridhar- Research Associate, Toronto, Canada
Bianca Walker- Registered Nurse, Austin, TX
Maria Diosdado- Registered Nurse, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole Cabalo- Medical Doctor, Kansas, City, MO.
Marina Maksimova- Research Associate, Russia.
Lorea Ormazabal- Medical Technologist, UT Southwestern.
Kristofer Loerwald- Postdoctoral researcher, UT Dallas.
Christine Daly- Genetic Counselor Children’s Hospital, UT Southwestern
Sean Gallagher- Orthopedic Surgeon, UTMB, Galveston, TX.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
Kristofer Loerwald, Texas Tech
Sheridan Cavalier, UT Dallas
Khadijah Mazharâ, UT Dallas
Irtiza Ahmed, UT Dallas
Vinay Sridhar- UT Dallas Masters Program, Applied Cognitive Science; Currently Research Associate, Toronto, Canada
Sheridan Cavalier- UT Dallas, undergraduate Neuroscience major; Currently a Ph.D. student, Johns Hopkins Medical School
Carolyn Hess, High School Biology Teacher, Townview Magnet School for the Health Professions