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Loren Martin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6483
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.


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


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • 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