Mark Baxter

Mark Baxter, PhD

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

Research Topics:

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

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.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill