neuro
baxter lab
glickenhaus laboratory of neuropsychology
Baxter

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.

Christienne Damatac

Christienne Damatac
Associate Researcher II

I completed my MS in Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2015, where I used MRI to study structural changes that occur in the brain as a result of cognitive training. Afterwards, I joined the Baxter laboratory to continue working with animal models of neurological disease. My research interests lie in understanding the neural basis of memory, especially how plasticity occurs in networks of brain regions and the changes that occur in those systems.

Nick Upright

Nick Upright
Graduate Student

I received my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Davidson College. As a student, I researched synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus utilizing in vivo electrophysiology in rats. Following graduation, I worked as a research technician for two years investigating hippocampal plasticity following injection of 192 IgG-saporin. I am currently completing my first laboratory rotation in the Baxter Lab as part of the Neuroscience PhD program at Mount Sinai.

   
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