Arielle Baker

Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

I'm a Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. I am the Assistant Director of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education and am broadly interested in making academic science a more equitable and welcoming place for women and other underrepresented groups.



  • Ph.D. '19, Neuroscience, Dartmouth College
  • B.A. '14, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder
  • B.A. '14, Neuroscience, University of Colorado - Boulder

Selected Publications

  • Baker AL, O'Toole RJ, and Gulledge AT (2018). Preferential cholinergic excitation of corticopontine neurons. Journal of Physiology 596.9: 1659-1679.

  • Stephens EK*, Baker AL*, and Gulledge AT (2018). Mechanisms underlying serotonergic excitation of callosal projection neurons in the mouse medial prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 12:2 (*contributed equally)

  • Baker AL, Kalmbach B, Morishima M, Kim J, Juavinett A, Li N, and Dembrow N (2018). Specialized subpopulations of deep-layer pyramidal neurons in the neocortex: bridging cellular properties to functional consequences. Journal of Neuroscience 38(24): 5441-5455.

  • Alpizar SA, Baker AL, Gulledge AT, and Hoppa MB (2019). Loss of neurofascin-186 disrupts relative Ankyrin G localization within  the axon initial segment and alters action potential initiation. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 13:1.

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