Mark Gluck, PhD

Professor Neuroscience

Director of the Rutgers Aging and Brain Health Alliance

Dr. Mark A. Gluck is a Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health at Rutgers University–Newark and Director of the Rutgers Aging and Brain Health Alliance. A graduate of Harvard (B.A.) and Stanford (Ph.D.), his research focuses on the cognitive, computational, and neural bases of learning and memory; the consequences of memory loss due to aging and Alzheimer’s disease; and how sleep and exercise can improve cognition and brain health. He is active in community-engaged research in and around Newark, to promote brain health and Alzheimer’s disease awareness and enrolling community members into one of the largest national studies of aging and Alzheimer’s risk in older African Americans: Pathways to Healthy Aging in African Americans. Gluck’s undergraduate textbook, Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior, is the best-selling book in its field. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and public health. In 1996, he was awarded both an NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bill Clinton and received the APA’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Defense Advanced Projects Research Administration (DARPA), and multiple divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—along with numerous private foundations and individual donors. Outside of the lab, he is an avid seakayaker, skier, bicyclist, swing dancer, and enthusiast of vintage French Citroën automobiles.