Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology, at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, nervous system function, and neural plasticity (the ability to rewire our nervous system), to promote new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on internal states such as stress, focus, sleep and creativity. He also runs a lab based in Ophthalmology exploring the mechanisms of neural regeneration and he runs clinical trials to promote visual restoration in diseases that cause blindness such as glaucoma.
Andrew is also actively involved in developing tools now in use by elite military, athletes, and other high performers for:
- Optimizing performance in high stress environments
- Enhancing neural plasticity and learning speed
- Stress mitigation
- Sleep enhancement
Andrew teaches Neuroanatomy, Neural Development, Regeneration and Plasticity to Medical Students and Graduate and Undergraduates at Stanford.
He is also actively involved in educating the general public about the modern science of brain function, brain-body interactions and emerging therapeutics for human mental and physical health. He uses Instagram, podcasts and other zero-cost-to-consumer venues to share that information in order to educate the public about the brain.
Other Professional Roles
Andrew is a standing member on the National Institutes of Health Grants Panel “Sensation, Perception and Cognition” and on the Editorial Boards of Cell Reports, Current Biology, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Neural Development and is a member of Faculty of 1000.
Work from the Huberman Laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health and various not-for-profit foundations and private philanthropists. Work from the lab has been published in: Nature, Science, Neuron, Cell, Nature Neuroscience, Trends in Neurosciences, Cell Reports, and the Journal of Neuroscience.
Work in the Huberman Lab has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, among others.