Christopher Baker

Assistant Professor: Chemistry & Biochemistry Department | (575) 646-1015

Research Area: Analytic chemistry, Separation Science, and microfluidics with applications to neuroscience 

The Baker Bioanalysis Lab leverages expertise in analytical chemistry, separation science, and microfluidics to develop new technologies that solve measurement challenges in chemical neuroscience and other areas of chemical biology. Current projects include developing novel brain-on-chip technologies with applications to Alzheimer’s disease, and strategies for improving structural resolution in capillary electrophoresis separations.

Baker‚Äôs lab hypothesizes that the SCN sends out certain molecular signals, called exosomes, which may be responsible for syncing up the central circadian clock in the SCN and peripheral circadian clocks throughout the body. ‚ÄúThis is particularly interesting in the context of Alzheimer‚Äôs disease because we expect there to be disruptions of exosome signals based on information we already know about the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer‚Äôs.‚ÄĚ


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