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Alex Korb, PhD

Researcher in neuroscience

Alex Korb, PhD

Researcher in neuroscience


Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA.

Subsequent to post-doctoral research at UCLA, he is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA where his research focuses on neuroimaging and the development of a novel brain stimulation device.

Aside from his numerous scientific publications, he has written a wide-array of neuroscience articles for the lay audience explaining how the tendencies of the brain can both ruin and enrich your life:

Outside of the lab he offers personal coaching, and he is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

Previous Programs

The Upward Spiral

July 21-23, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In his book The Upward Spiral,...