Welcome to the Brumback Lab!

Understanding neurophysiological mechanisms of autism & related neurodevelopmental disorders

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About the Lab

Our goal is to develop circuit-based therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders. We use experimental approaches including brain slice whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology and in vivo optogenetics, electrophysiology and calcium imaging combined with animal behavioral assays.

These preclinical studies in rodents will lay the groundwork for advances in therapeutic brain stimulation in humans: once we understand how changes in neural circuits drive specific symptoms, we can manipulate those pathways to compensate for or reverse disease.

Inclusivity Statement

Black Lives Matter. We are committed to being a supportive, anti-racist, and inclusive community. We encourage people from all walks of life to join our diverse group. We welcome people of all ages, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.


Join the Team!

Our laboratory is currently interested in recruiting at all levels!


Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

If interested, please contact Audrey Brumback!


Norman Hackerman Building (NHB)

 Austin, TX 

Contact Audrey Brumback: 

Email: audrey dot brumback [at] austin dot utexas dot edu

Phone: 512 - 495 - 5241