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Matthew L. Baer

Matthew Baer


University of Virginia, B.A. in Psychology 2007
Hometown: South Orange, N.J.
Thesis adviser: Raymond Colello, Ph.D., neurobiology

Research interests:

Matthew is interested in the brain and he finds it interesting both as a scientific quandary and a philosophical problem. Because of his neural fascination, he is planning on working in the department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

Personal bio:

Matthew was born in New York City and lived there until his family moved to New Jersey at the age of 10. He first came to Virginia in 2003 when he matriculated at UVA.  When he is not thinking about science and medicine, he enjoys dancing salsa; he's been dancing for five years and finds that the music brings him energy. He also enjoys road-biking and yoga because he finds that he can enjoy the serenity that the mindless exercise brings me.


  • Mohawk, JA; Baer, ML; & Menaker, M. (2009).  The Methamphetamine-sensitive circadian oscillator does not employ canonical clock genes.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.  106(9):3519-24.