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Mark Baxter, PhD

    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
    • PROFESSOR | Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
    • Language
    • English

Mark Baxter studies the neurobiology of cognitive function, with particular focus on how impaired cognition in different disease states is related to abnormalities in defined neural systems. Current areas of investigation include the long-term effects of exposure to general anesthesia, the relationship between synaptic health and cognitive function in aging, and the development of new models of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. He is Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Lipschultz Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Mount Sinai.

Research Topic

Aging, Behavior, Cognitive Neuroscience, Hippocampus, Memory, Neural Networks, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Systems Neuroscience

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill