September 26, 1975 (48)
Andrew David Huberman is an American neuroscientist and podcaster, known for his significant contributions to the fields of neurobiology and ophthalmology. He holds an associate professorship at Stanford University School of Medicine and is renowned for hosting the Huberman Lab podcast, which he launched in 2021. Huberman’s work primarily focuses on brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair, particularly in the visual system.
Huberman’s academic journey began with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by an M.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Davis. His postdoctoral training was completed at Stanford under Ben Barres. Huberman’s early career saw him as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, before joining Stanford University in 2016. His research has included groundbreaking work on cortisol and anxiety-based depression and the regeneration of eye tissue in mice, with potential applications in human optical nerve regeneration.
In his collaborative efforts, Huberman has worked with notable figures like David Spiegel, conducting research on cortisol and anxiety-based depression. His interdisciplinary approach has led to significant advancements in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying vision and mental health.
Huberman’s career is marked by his foray into public education through his podcast, “The Huberman Lab,” which has gained immense popularity. The podcast delves into various topics of neuroscience and general science, making complex subjects accessible to a broad audience. His venture into supplement endorsement and his role as a scientific advisor for Athletic Greens highlight his expanding influence beyond academia. However, his promotion of dietary supplements and views on sunscreen have drawn criticism from some in the scientific community.