Headshot of Claire Laubacher

Undergraduate education

Pomona College

Years in MSTP

2016-

Research interest

I am interested in exploring how early-life psychosocial stress changes the nervous system, developing a mechanistic understanding of psychiatric disorders, and working towards personalized approaches to treat for anxiety and mood disorders.

Undergraduate publications

Case LK, Laubacher CM, Olausson H, Wang B, Spagnolo PA, Bushnell MC. Encoding of Touch Intensity But Not Pleasantness in Human Primary Somatosensory Cortex. J Neurosci. 2016 May 25;36(21):5850-60. PMID: 27225773; PMCID: PMC4879201.

Chesler AT, Szczot M, Bharucha-Goebel D, Ceko M, Donkervoort S, Laubacher C, Hayes LH, Alter K, Zampieri C, Stanley C, Innes AM, Mah JK, Grosmann CM, Bradley N, Nguyen D, Foley AR, Le Pichon CE, Bönnemann CG. The Role of PIEZO2 in Human Mechanosensation. N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 6;375(14):1355-1364. PMID: 27653382.

Case LK, Laubacher CM, Richards EA, Spagnolo PA, Olausson H, Bushnell MC. Inhibitory rTMS of secondary somatosensory cortex reduces intensity but not pleasantness of gentle touch. Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jul 13;653:84-91. PMID: 28529174; PMCID: PMC5530593.