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Mark Laubach Professor Department of Biology

Contact
Send email to Mark Laubach
(202) 885-2116
CAS - Biology
Asbury - 300
Office hours are available upon request; I am most often in my lab and lab office: Asbury 300/306
Additional Positions at AU
Director, Ph.D. 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.
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Lab website
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

neuroscience, BRAIN Initiative, diseases such as OCD

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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