Dr. Sarter was educated in Germany and received his PhD from the University of Konstanz in 1984. Following a brief appointment as a researcher at a pharmaceutical company, he accepted a faculty position at The Ohio State University in 1988. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2004 where he is the Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Neuroscience. Sarter’s research employs translational approaches to study brain systems that control attentional functions and capacities. Current projects concern the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the regulation of attentional capacities, the impact of variations in choline transporter function on cognitive abilities, and the treatment of the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Most recently, Sarter’s research has begun to address the neuronal systems that are responsible for impairments in the cognitive control of complex movements and strategies to treat such impairments in patients with Parkinson’s disease.