Mark Chachich

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Psychology Program in Northeastern Maryland


Contact Information

TU 2104
TUNE 321


Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina,

M.A. in Experimental Psychology,
Towson University, 1993

B.M. in Music Performance, University of Miami, 1981

Areas of Expertise




Teaching Interests

Dr. Chachich's teaching include Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Research Methods, Learning, Psychology of Aging and Industrial Psychology. 


Research Interests

In addition to his areas of expertise, Dr. Chachich is also interested in the history of science and medicine. 


Research Experience

Dr. Chachich was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry, where he was the pathologist and statistician for a research group studying diabetes. He then worked at the NIH/NIA as a neuropathologist and statistician before his faculty appointment at Towson University.


Selected Publications

Qin W., Chachich, M., Lane M., & Roth G., Bryant M., de Cabo R., Ottinger MA, Mattison J., Ingram D., Gandy S., Pasinetti GM (2006). Calorie restriction attenuates Alzheimer's disease type brain amyloidosis in Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). J. Alzheimer's Disease.                      10 (4): 417-422.

Roth, GS., Mattison, JA., Ottinger MA., Chachich, ME, Lane MA. & Ingram DK (2004). Aging in rhesus monkeys: Relevance to human health interventions. Science. Sept 3 (305): 1423-1426.

Chachich, ME, & Powel, DA (2004). Role of the claustrum in Pavlovian heart rate Conditioning in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): Anatomical, electrophysiological and lesion studies. Behav Neurosci.                           Jun. 118 (3): 514-525.

Alderson, NL., Chachich, ME, Youssef, NN., Beattie, RJ., Nachitgal, M., Thorpe, SL. & Baynes, JW. (2003). The AGE inhibitor pyridoxamine inhibits lipemia and development of renal and vascular disease in Zucker obese rats. Kidney Int. June 63 (6): 2123-2133.