Dr. Robbin Gibb

Name: Robbin Lynn Gibb
Phone: 403.394.3993
E-mail: gibb@uleth.ca

PhD University of Lethbridge
MSc University of Lethbridge
BSc University of Lethbridge


Robbin Gibb received her PhD in 2004 from the University of Lethbridge. In July 2004, she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neuroscience at the U of L. Her research is focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying the influence of early (pre- and perinatal) experience in shaping the developing brain.


Gibb, R. & Kolb, B. (2005) Neonatal handling alters brain organization but does not influence recovery from perinatal cortical injury. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 1375-1383.

Gibb, R., Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I.Q. (2005) Experience and the developing brain. McGraw Hill 2005 Yearbook of Science and Technology. New York: McGraw Hill.

Gibb, R. (2005). Environment. In Whishaw, I.Q. & Kolb, B. (Eds.) The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 321-331

Kolb, B., Gibb, R. & Robinson, T.E. (2004). Brain plasticity and behavior. In J. Lerner & A.E. Alberts (Eds), Current Directions in Developmental Psychology, pp11-17. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River: NJ.

Kolb, B., Gibb, R., & Robinson, T.E. (2003). Brain plasticity and behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14: 1-5

Kolb, B., Gibb, R., and Gorny, G. (2003). Experience-dependent changes in dendritic arbor and spine density in neocortex vary qualitatively with age and sex. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 79, 1-10

Kolb,B. & Gibb, R. (2002) Frontal lobe plasticity and behavior. In D. Stuss & R. Knight (Eds.), The Frontal Lobes in the New Millenium. New York: Oxford.