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Mark Baxter, PhD

    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • PROFESSOR | Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
    • PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative 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 brain-wide circuits for memory consolidation.

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