Professor, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Mark D’Esposito, MD, earned his medical degree in 1987 at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and completed clinical training in neurology at Boston University Medical Center in 1991. After residency training, he was awarded a NIH Javits Fellowship to pursue research training at the Memory Disorders Research Center at Boston University and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he later became chief of the Cognitive Neurology Division. In 2000, he was recruited to the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California Berkeley to become a professor of neuroscience and the director of the newly created Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center. He also practices neurology at the Northern California VA Medical Center.
Dr. D’Esposito’s research investigates how the brain supports cognitive processing, how the brain recovers from injury and potential treatments for the injured brain. He has over 350 research publications, has written and edited six books and has received numerous competitive NIH research grants. He has trained over 75 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and received many clinical and academic awards. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.