We welcome Morgan Herrmann to the lab!

Polina and Fantao present their unpublished data at the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago. Their work is highlighted in the Spectrum News article "Brain’s sensory relay station may play unexpected role in autism".

Dr. Brumback introduces her clinical mentor Terry "Hutch" Hutchison, MD, PhD as he receives the 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the Child Neurology Society meeting.


Dr. Brumback presents our work at the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank.


Dr. Brumback participates in Proyecto Niño, her annual week-long medical service trip to rural Mexico supported by Rotary International.


Dr. Brumback presents our new data at the Spring Hippocampal Meeting in Taormina, Sicily.

The Brumback Lab submits its first R01 application to the NIH!

We welcome high school summer interns from The Neuroscience Studies Foundation in Honor of Harvey and Judi Nudelman


Dr. Brumback chairs the session “Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Learning and Memory” at the 5th biannual UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory (ACL&M). We hear about exciting new work by Mike Halassa, Darrin Brager, and Sergiu Pasca.


Dr. Brumback is an invited mentor and panelist for the 2019 NINDS R25 Grantee Workshop at UCLA.




The Brumback Lab hosts Dr. Sabine Kastner for the Department of Neuroscience seminar.


The Brumback Lab hosts Dr. Murray Sherman for the Department of Neuroscience seminar.


Dr. Brumback becomes the founding faculty advisor for the UT Austin chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

Dr. Brumback teams up with Dr. Liberty Hamilton to host the Dell Med Department of Neurology's second ever "(Research) Dinner & a Movie" night.


We welcome INS student Meg Donahue to the laboratory!


We welcome research scientist Polina Lyuboslavsky to the laboratory!

Dr. Brumback presents new data at “Neurology 2018 – Expanding horizons in Neurosciences: New approaches to Brain Activation” in Paris, France, July 12–13, 2018.


We welcome postdoc Loren Hoffmann to the laboratory!

We host high school student Bella Thomas from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders for a summer internship through The Neuroscience Studies Foundation.

Dr. Brumback mentors Jessica Tom for her UT Austin Health Science Scholars and Plan II Honors Programs thesis
The Effect of Physician Communication on Health Outcomes of Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


We welcome postdoc Fantao Meng to the laboratory!




Dr. Brumback participates in the NIH workshop Biomarkers to Enable Therapeutics Development in Neurodevelopmental Disorders


We begin analysis of our first in vivo electrophysiology recordings with the help of automated spike sorting.


We collect our first patch clamp physiology recording thanks to INS rotator Sophie Sánchez!

Dr. Brumback accepts the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award at the annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society and gives a presentation entitled Toward novel circuit therapies for autism.

Dr. Brumback leads a discussion on autism through the Department of Neuroscience's UT Brainstorms program.

September: We hold our inaugural weekly lab meeting! 

Brumback & Howard Labs inaugural lab meeting
From left to right: Meredith McCarty, Aurora Weiden, Jessica Chancey, Sophie Sanchez, MacKenzie Howard, Audrey Brumback

Dr. Brumback pens a guest blog for Dell Medical School.

August: Dr. Brumback's postdoctoral fellowship work accepted for publication in Molecular Psychiatry.

Dr. Brumback performs her first in vivo electrophysiology (tetrode) recordings in awake, behaving mice with mentorship from our next door neighbors in the Colgin Lab

We welcome Aurora Weiden and Meredith McCarty to the lab as research assistants.

INS student Sophie Sánchez begins her first rotation with us - welcome! 

July: Dr. Brumback selected as a "Faculty Rising STAR" by the University of Texas System.

June: Dr. Brumback selected to receive the 2017 Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award by the Child Neurology Society

May: Dr. Brumback speaks at the Early Career Research Training Symposium: A Roadmap to Academic Success for Residents and Fellows at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

January: Arrive at UT Austin. Dr. Brumback invited to join the Center for Learning and Memory and the Institute for Neuroscience.