Ruben Gur

Ruben Gur, Ph.D

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry Director of the Brain Behavior Laboratory

Dr. Gur received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1970 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from Michigan State University in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He did Postdoctoral training with E.R. Hilgard at Stanford University and came to Penn as Assistant Professor in 1974. His research has been in the study of brain and behavior in healthy people and patients with brain disorders, with a special emphasis on exploiting neuroimaging as experimental probes. His work has documented sex differences, aging effects, and abnormalities in regional brain function associated with schizophrenia, affective disorders, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and dementia. His work has been supported by grants from the NIMH, NIH, NIA, NINDS, NSF, DOD, private foundations (Spencer, MacArthur, EJLB, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation) and industry (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Lilly, Merck).