Mark Maynard, Ph.D.

Teaching and Pedagogy


Dr. Mark Maynard (University of Houston, Ph.D.) came to Rice in 2023 joining the Department of Psychological Sciences as a Lecturer. Dr. Maynard’s current research focuses on understanding the biochemical mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s Disease, with the long-term goal of identifying potential targets for therapeutic interventions. His research is in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Pramod K. Dash at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Research Areas

Behavioral Neuroscience; Traumatic Brain Injury; Alzheimer’s Disease; Exercise-driven neuroplasticity; Animal Models


Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Houston, 2016

M.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Houston, 2012

B.A. with Honors in Psychology, St. Edward's University, 2009


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