2018 Conference for High Impact Research has ended

The second annual Conference for High Impact Research will be held on May 14, 2018, specifically to help faculty prepare for the summer research break and will offer distinct sessions and a plenary luncheon. Share knowledge with external experts, information professionals from AU Library, and colleagues at this day-long event. Connect with your Library subject specialist and enjoy learning about furthering your impact with your peers. Sign up to attend the conference and create your custom schedule HERE!

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Mark Laubach

American University
Professor, Department of Biology
I am a neurobiologist interested in how groups of neurons work together to process information. My research has focused on the frontal cortex and basal ganglia and their roles in executive control and decision making. My laboratory uses a systems and computational approach and core methods include multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics, anatomical tract-tracing, multivariate statistics, and computational models of neural circuits. We are currently funded by the National Science Foundation to understand neural circuits that allow for "performance monitoring" (updating plans for action based on past behavioral outcomes) and the Klarman Family Foundation to understand neuronal circuits that control food-seeking behavior.