Joshua C. Brumberg following graduation from The Bronx High School of Science, studied Biology at Williams College and then earned a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Pittsburgh studying how the rat integrates information from multiple facial whiskers using physiological and computational techniques. Dr. Brumberg went on to complete post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Neurobiology at Yale University and the Department of Biological Sciences and Columbia University, before starting his own laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Queens College of The City University of New York. In his laboratory he utilizes physiological and anatomical methods to study how environmental experience impacts the development and function of cortical circuits. Dr. Brumberg has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Currently, his research focuses on how sensory experience shapes the development of cortical circuits. In addition to his scholarly work Dr. Brumberg has served several administrative functions within CUNY, including directing their doctoral training in Psychology and is presently the Dean for the Sciences at The CUNY Graduate Center, in charge of CUNY’s PhD programs in the sciences.
The focus of the Brumberg’s lab research is to characterize the neurons of the mouse barrel cortex with an emphasis on the interactions between the sensory and motor systems that govern the animals whisking behavior.
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
- Society for Neuroscience
- New York Academy of Sciences
- Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
- American Physiological Society
- Sigma Xi