Stephen Michael Gruber

Stephen Michael Gruber

Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3779
Email: gruber@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Biography

After graduating from Texas A&M-Galveston in May 2000 with a BS in Marine Biology, I pursued my graduate studies at University of Houston-Clear Lake. With research that focused on the cerebellar connections of the Atlantic Stingray under Dr. Richard Puzdrowski, I completed my MS in Biology in December of 2004.

Thanks to such relevant experience at UCHL, I obtained a job at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego where I performed research on the motor neurons on Fragile-X mice. Upon my return to Texas, I spent 10 years as a middle and high school science teacher. It is this combined love of biology and teaching that brought me back to University of Houston-Clear Lake as a Lecturer.


Publications

  • Gruber, S., and R.L. Puzdrowski. Efferent connections of the cerebellar corpus in the Atlantic Stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 28, 2002.
  • Gruber, S., and R.L. Puzdrowski. The pattern of olivocerebellar projections in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 29, 2003.
  • Gruber, S., and R.L. Puzdrowski.  Afferent connections to the anterior lobules of the cerebellar corpus in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 30, 2004.
  • Puzdrowski, R.L., and S. Gruber. Purkinje cell inputs to the first-order octaval nuclei of the carp, Cyprinus carpio. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 30, 2004.
  • Desai, N.S., T.M. Casimiro, S.M. Gruber, and P.W. Vanderklish. Early postnatal plasticity in neocortex of Fmr1 knockout mice. J. Neurophys. Jul 2006; doi:10.1152/jn.00221.2006.


Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Comparative Vertebrate Zoology
  • Lab for Physiology
  • Lab for Human Anatomy
  • Microbiology Lab