Travis Baker, PhD
Rutgers University - Newark, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Travis Baker earned his PhD from the University of Victoria in Brain and Cognitive Science and also holds a Masters of Science degree in Experimental Neuropsychology. Prior to joining Rutgers University faculty, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and at CHE Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital Research Center. Dr. Baker is currently an Associate Professor and Principal Investigator of the Cognitive Neuroimaging and Stimulation laboratory at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University. The overarching goal of Dr. Baker’s research program is to understand the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie goal-directed behavior, how to empirically identify and characterize these functions in the brain, and how these functions are disrupted in clinical populations (e.g. addictions, neurodegenerative disorders). He has adopted a variety of empirical approaches to investigate these functions, including virtual and augmented reality paradigms, EEG/ERPs, functional and structural MRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Ultimately, Dr. Baker hopes that his research will converge to help improve psychiatric care.