Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.

About Me:

I am originally from: Pittsburgh, PA

Today, I live in: Jupiter, FL

My Undergraduate Degree was in: Biology from: Westminster College

My Graduate Degree was in: Neuropharmacology from: Georgetown University

I currently work at: The Scripps Research Institute



About My Work:

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My field of study is: Neurobiology - especially in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism

I enjoy this because: There are no treatments for these disorders.

I am currently working on: Biological targets to enhance memory and cognition. To learn more, please visit



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More About Me:

Right Handed or Left Handed: Right

What is your favorite word? Sammy (My dog’s name)

What place in the world would you most like to visit? New Zealand

Do you have any nicknames? Gavo

What was the last song that played on your iPod? I don’t listen to music

Favorite TV show: Chopped

Desk: messy or organized? Extremely messy

How many languages can you speak and what are they? 1; English

Do you play any instruments? No

Your Perfect Pizza: Margarita Pizza (when visiting Naples)

If I was not doing what I am doing today, I might be working as: Engineer

Here is what I'd like to share with the world:At the end of the day, family is the most important part of your life.

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