Carol A Barnes

Ph.D.

Psychology and Neurology, University of Arizona

Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Arizona
Regents’ Professor, Departments of Psychology and Neurology
Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging
Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Director, ARL Division of Neural Systems, Memory & Aging
Associate Director, BIO5
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


The central goal of Dr. Barnes’ research and teaching program is the question of how the brain changes during the aging process and the functional consequences of these changes on information processing and memory in the elderly. Her research program involves studies of behavior and neurophysiology in young and old laboratory animals. This work provides a basis for understanding the basic mechanisms of normal aging in the brain and sets a background against which it is possible to assess the effects of pathological changes such as Alzheimer’s disease. Some current work also includes an assessment of therapeutic agents that may be promising in the alleviation or delay of neural and cognitive changes that occur with age. Dr. Barnes is a Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona and recipient of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging. The objective of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute is to uncover the neurobiological changes in the brain that cause memory changes as we age, and to unravel which changes are due to normal aging and which are due to disease states.

Phone: (520) 626-2312
E-mail: carol@nsma.arizona.edu

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
http://embi.nsma.arizona.edu/

 

ARL Division of Neural Systems, Memory and Aging
http://www.nsma.arizona.edu/