Garret Stuber received his B.S. degree from the University of Washington in 2000 and his Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 2005, where he worked with Regina Carelli and Mark Wightman. He completed his postdoctoral work with Antonello Bonci at the University of California, San Francisco, where he learned slice electrophysiology and established optogenetic approaches to study neural circuit function.
Stuber started his laboratory in 2010 in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Center at UNC. In 2018, the Stuber Lab moved to the University of Washington to join the newly formed center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain, and Emotion and the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Pharmacology. He has co-authored over 75 papers on the neurocircuitry underlying motivated behavior.