Carol A Barnes

Ph.D.

Psychology and Neurology, University of Arizona

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


The central goal of Dr. Barnes’ research program is to understand how the brain changes during the aging process and what the functional consequences of these changes are on information processing and memory. Her research program involves behavioral, electrophysiological and molecular biological approaches to the study of young and aged rodents and nonhuman primates. 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 has written 244 articles in the area of memory changes during normal aging and their possible neurobiological correlates.

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

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