baxter lab
glickenhaus laboratory of neuropsychology

Mark Baxter, PhD
PROFESSOR Neuroscience
PROFESSOR Anesthesiology
PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

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My work uses animal models to establish causal links between manipulations of defined neural circuits and behavioral and cognitive functions. After my graduate (PhD in Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993-97) and postdoctoral training (NIMH, 1997-98), I established an independent research program in neuropsychology and cognitive effects of neurochemical lesions, first as an assistant professor at Harvard University (1998-2003), then at Oxford funded by a senior fellowship from the Wellcome Trust that began in 2004. I was recruited as a tenured faculty member to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009 and moved my laboratory from Oxford to New York in January 2010.

Phillip Browning

Philip Browning, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2006 studying the neuropsychological effects of brain lesions in animal models. I continued this work as a postdoc by looking at how regions of the frontal and temporal lobes contribute to the generation of complex behaviors characteristic of nonhuman primates, how selective lesions can reveal the cognitive structure of distinct memory processes and how associated cortical and subcortical systems interact to support particular cognitive processes. I moved to Mount Sinai in June 2010 where I am continuing to pursue these interests. I am also interested in expanding the range of standard cognitive tasks traditionally used to assess learning, memory and decision-making.

>Stephen Brookshire

Stephen Brookshire
Associate Researcher II

I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in 2012. While at the U of A, I investigated the utility of a novel analgesic in several animal models. My interest in pharmacology continued at Weill Cornell, where I received a Master's in Pharmacology in June 2014. After completing my Master's, I joined the Baxter laboratory to continue working with animal models of neurological disease. My interests lie in understanding the biological reason for various neurological disorders, and utilizing pharmacological agents to better understand the brain.

Justin De Biasio

Justin De Biasio
Anesthesiology Research Fellow

I received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Duke University in 2011. I am currently a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, completing a scholarly year as a research fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology. As a member of the Baxter Lab, I am primarily investigating the effects of neonatal exposure to anesthesia on long-term cognition.

Wendy Schnebelen

Wendy Schnebelen
Graduate Research Assistant

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from New York University in 2011, where my research was primarily focused on the integration of visual and audio stimuli, especially in children. Currently I am completing my Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, with a focus in Neuroscience, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As part of the Baxter Lab I am involved in research regarding the neural networks involved in memory.

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