Dr. Brumback is a board-certified child neurologist and neuroscientist who studies the neural circuitry underlying the core features of autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

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.