Stephen Michael Gruber
Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
College of Science and Engineering
After graduating from Texas A&M-Galveston in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in
marine biology, Gruber pursued his graduate studies at University of Houston-Clear
Lake. He completed his Master of Science in biology in December of 2004, with research
that focused on the cerebellar connections of the Atlantic stingray.
Gruber obtained a job at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, thanks to such relevant experience at UHCL. While at the institute, he performed research on the motor neurons on Fragile-X mice. Upon his return to Texas, he spent 10 years as a middle and high school science teacher. It is this combined love of biology and teaching that brought him back to University of Houston-Clear Lake as a lecturer.
- 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