Amber Muehlmann, PhD
B.A. Psychology, San Diego State University
M.S. Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida
Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychiatry, University of Florida
M.S. Clinical and Translational Science, University of Florida
Amber Muehlmann completed her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University in 2002, majoring in Psychology. She then attended the University of Florida for graduate studies. She received a M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2011) in Behavioral Neuroscience under the mentorship of Darragh Devine studying psychostimulant-induced repetitive behaviors, including self-injurious behavior. Her graduate work was funded by a research grant from the American Psychological Association and by fellowships from the National Alliance for Autism Research and the National Institutes of Health.
She completed postdoctoral training in the lab of Mark Lewis, PhD at the University of Florida in 2013 with the support of another National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. During this training she integrated her experience in psychopharmacology with molecular techniques to investigate basal ganglia pathology and targeted treatments for repetitive behavior in outbred and inbred strains of mice. At this time she also completed a M.S. (2013) in Clinical and Translational Science. She is now an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and her work continues to focus on the role of basal ganglia circuitry dysfunction as it relates to maladaptive behaviors that are phenotypic for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.