Dr. Mark Mattson

Neuroscientist · Alzheimer's Disease · Baltimore, Maryland
  • 992 Publications

Dr. Mark Mattson’s research has led to the popularity of intermittent fasting as a way to reduce the risk of developing health problems like obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, he is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he serves as the Chief of Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging, Professor of Neuroscience in Johns Hopkins University.

His scientific research into Alzheimer’s disease zooms in on understanding what goes on at the cellular and molecular levels in the nervous system during aging, as well as what is responsible for the aging of the nervous system in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and in strokes.

"Intermittent fasting improves cognition, that is learning and memory, and protects nerve cells from dysfunction and degeneration.”
-Dr. Mark Mattson


Chief of Laboratory of Neurosciences

National Institute on Aging

Professor of Neuroscience

John Hopkins University


Ph.D. in Biology

University of Iowa


Dr. Mark Mattson has been involved in 992 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Mark Mattson is affiliated with John Hopkins University: The Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience at 5600 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, Maryland.