Farah LubinAssociate Professor
Director, NINDS Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program; Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging; Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

Research Areas
Learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; epigenetics, non-coding RNAs; gene transcription; epilepsy disorders; neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities


Dr. Lubin received her undergraduate degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and her Ph.D. in Cell/Molecular Biology and Immunology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She has also worked as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Lubin has completed two postdoctoral fellowships in Molecular Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and most recently in the Department of Neurobiology at UAB. Dr. Lubin is a recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIMH) and FASEB Award.

Research Interests

Dr. Lubin's main research work is focused on investigating the molecular and genetic basis of learning, memory and its disorders. The goal of these studies is to elucidate the role of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the on and off regulation of gene transcription during the consolidation of memory. These studies will provide novel insights into novel candidate transcriptional mechanism that may be involved in abnormal regulation of genes underlying memory deficits associated with neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.


Graduate School
Ph.D., Cell/Molecular Biology and Immunology, SUNY Binghamton University

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham