Dr. Baker completed a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2012 at the University of Victoria (Canada). He then completed two post-doctoral internships in the same field, the first at the University of Montreal and the second at McGill University. Dr. Baker’s research focuses on three related themes: executive control, learning, and memory, and how these processes are altered in clinical populations such as drug addicts. He uses a variety of demanding experimental techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and electroencephalography and combines them in new and creative ways. His work embodies a “bench to bedside” translational approach: building on his recent success, he plans on using a multimodal approach to determine how aberrant reward signaling is altered in various clinical populations and treat these subjects by correcting the aberrant signals using noninvasive methods.
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience