Garret Stuber received his B.S. degree from 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 the Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Neuroscience Center at UNC in 2010. He has co-authored over 50 manuscripts on the neurocircuitry underlying motivated behavior.