Marc Raichle is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurobiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is also a Senior Fellow in the McDonnell Center for Studies of Higher Brain Function at Washington University. He received a B.S. and M.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle and his training in neurology at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College where he was introduced to research on brain circulation and metabolism by Fred Plum and Jerry Posner. He joined the faculty of Washington University in 1971 after serving 2 years in the United States Air Force at the School of Aerospace Medicine. His research has focused, broadly, on studies of the brain circulation and metabolism as a means of understanding human brain function in health and disease. He has been active in the development of cognitive neuroscience, serving since its inception as an advisor to the McDonnell-PEW Program in Cognitive Neuroscience. In his spare time he is an amateur oboe/English horn player, sailor, and recreational high-altitude physiologist.