Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. Gavin graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine with a PhD in Biophysics and Neuroscience. He did his PostdoctThoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Neuroscience/Synaptic Physiology under his Advisor, Richard Huganir, PhD. trained at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Gavin is the Principal Investigator in the Rumbaugh Research Lab at the Scripps Research Institute. The research is focused on how neuronal dysfunction contributes to diseases of cognitive ability, such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. A major focus of his current research is to develop therapeutics that improve cognitive dysfunction commonly observed in neuropsychiatric disorders, with a particular emphasis on therapeutics that prevent cellular dysfunction during development.