Glen Baker, PhD, DSc

Pronouns: he,him,his


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Psychiatry Dept
(780) 905-5093
12-127A Clinical Sciences Building
11304 83 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G3


Area of Study / Keywords

Neurochemistry biological psychiatry biomarkers amines neuropsychiatry schizophrenia depression multiple sclerosis amino acids neuroactive steroids.


Glen Baker is currently a Professor Emeritus. He is a former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, a founding member of the Neurochemical Research Unit, a past president of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP), a former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and a former Associate Vice-President Research for the University of Alberta. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was a University of Alberta Distinguished University Professor. He was series co-editor for the book series Neuromethods for 20 years and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. His awards include the College Medal and the Innovation in Neuropsychopharmacology Research Award of the CCNP, a McCalla Research Professorship, a Killam Professorship, a University of Alberta Research Award for Excellence in Mentoring, a REACH Team Award from Capital Health and an Alumni Award of Achievement from the University of Saskatchewan (UofS). Dr. Baker was one of the alumni to receive the 100 Alumni of Influence Award during the UofS Centenary (2007) and in 2014 was a recipient of a Centennial Alumni of Influence Award from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the UofS. In 2015 he received the Medal of Honor of the Alberta Medical Association and in 2018 the Department of Psychiatry Resident Research Award for Supervision.  In 2023, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (CM). 


Dr. Baker's main research interests are analytical neurochemistry, mechanisms of action and metabolism of psychiatric drugs, and potential biochemical markers in psychiatric and neurological disorders.  He has supervised or co-supervised over 40 graduate students and 23 postdoctoral fellows as well as mentored numerous psychiatry residents and undergraduate students in research projects and has served on supervisory or examination committees for over 165 graduate students other than his own. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, 425 abstracts and numerous editorials, book chapters and invited review articles and is co-holder of 3 patents. Dr. Baker has an h-index of 80 and an i10 index of 385 (Google Scholar). For a list of many of his publications, go to PubMed. He has served on many grant panels and advisory boards as well as organizing committees for several national and international conferences in neurochemistry and neuropsychopharmacology.