Bates, Marsha E.
Director of Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory; Research Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1980
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Center of Alcohol Studies, Centers, Institutes, Other; Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Neuropsychology of alcoholism, alcohol effects on memory, addiction treatment outcome, familial alcoholism and childhood psychopathology.
Memberships and Professional Service
President Elect, Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association, 2004; Conference Program Committee, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2004-2005; Consulting Editor, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2004-present; Editorial Board, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1992-present; Associate Editor, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2000-2003; 2008-ongoing Vice-Chair: Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects Involved in Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Rutgers University; 2008-ongoing Standing Member: Neuroscience Review Subcommittee (AA-4) of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Initial Review Group, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Principal Investigator: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “Alcohol, memory and affective regulation”; “Memory processes, emotional regulation, and developmental stage of drug exposure”; “Complex Brain Behavior Relations in Alcohol Studies”; “Neurocognitive Impairment and Alcohol Use Disorders”; Principal Investigator: New Jersey Governor’s Council on Autism, “Subtyping in Autism/PDD Spectrum Disorders”; Principal Investigator: Stanley Foundation, “Neurological and Neuropsychological Concomitants of Bipolar Disorder in Youth”; Reinvest in Rutgers Phase III Program, to provide psychophysiological equipment for the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, 2001 and 2003; 28 awards to undergraduate and graduate student research mentees since 2001; 2007 Teacher Recognition Award in Neuroscience, IES Brain Research Foundation.
Academic Interests and Plans
My academic interests include neurocognitive models of addictions treatment outcome, neuropsychological and cognitive assessment in normal and psychiatric populations, alcohol challenge effects on implicit and explicit memory, the interrelation of memory and psychophysiological arousal at varying developmental stages of drug exposure, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological assessment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum and bipolar disorders and normally developing children. I am the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Center of Alcohol Studies. The mission of the lab is to conduct integrated cognitive psychology and neuroscience research aimed at understanding alcohol and other drug effects in humans and advancing the treatment of addictive behaviors. Training is provided for undergraduate and graduate students in basic and applied human neuroscience research.