A new Mount Sinai research center will focus on understanding the neural mechanisms of higher cognitive function, and applying this knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of cognitive function in humans. The new center is called the Lipschultz Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and was established through a grant from Marc and Jennifer Lipschultz, whose philanthropic generosity has supported many critical initiatives within the Mount Sinai Health System over the past 16 years.

It was reported in Newswise that disruptions in the development of the human brain establish a trajectory for later life dysfunction. Studying the circuit mechanisms of cognitive brain function in the context of development is critical to comprehending how diseases of thought and cognition occur.

The Center’s Leadership

The Lipschultz Center for Cognitive Neuroscience will be led by Mark Baxter, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience; Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; international leader in cognitive neuroscience. The center will focus on understanding the neural circuit mechanisms of higher cognitive function, and applying this knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of cognitive function in humans.

“The Lipschultz Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, under the leadership of Dr. Baxter, brings together some of the most talented cognitive neuroscientists in the United States,” says Paul Kenny, PhD, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair of the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Drug Discovery Institute at Mount Sinai. “We are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Lipschultz for their generous support of our exciting new Lipschultz Center and are certain that it will serve as a major catalyst for new discoveries in some of the most challenging and complex areas of neuroscience research.”

Lead Research/Investigator

Mark Baxter, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience; Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, NASH Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute

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