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Loren Martin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6483
Email: lamartin@apu.edu
Loren Martin, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, currently researching the neuropathology of developmental disorders. After the opportunity to provide behavioral therapy for a boy who was diagnosed with autism, Martin became very interested in the biological underpinnings of autism. As a doctoral student in the laboratory of Dan Goldowitz at the University of Tennessee, he worked on a mutant mouse model designed to mimic the cerebellar neuropathology observed in the autistic brain. Martin then moved on to the M.I.N.D. Institute and the California National Primate Center at the University of California, Davis, and spent two years as a postdoctoral student in the laboratory of David Amaral. During this time, he worked on a monkey model designed to explore the potential role of maternal IgG antibodies in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders.

Education

Ph.D. - University of Tennessee Health Science Center
B.S. - Olivet Nazarene University

Department

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology

Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mouse Operant Conditioning Paradigms
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Role of the Cerebellum in Behavior

Courses Taught

PPSY 730 – Cognition
PPSY 739 – Psychobiology
PSYC 362 – Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 390 – Cognition
PSYC 475 – Research Methods Practicum I

Office Hours

By appointment only.

Office Location

Segerstrom Science Center, 117, West Campus

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