About the Center

The internationally recognized Mayo Clinic Transplant Research Center reflects the unique integration of Mayo Clinic expertise across the institution's three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota to conduct interdisciplinary research in solid organ transplantation, blood and bone marrow transplantation, and reconstructive transplantation.

Mayo Clinic Transplant Research Center activities also encompass state-of-the-art clinical transplant programs and graduate medical education opportunities.

As a global leader in transplantation, Mayo Clinic performs an unparalleled number of solid organ transplants and blood and bone marrow transplants. This large volume of transplants provides leverage that enables Mayo Clinic researchers to advance transplantation science from discovery to translational studies to collaborative clinical trials.

Investigators in the Transplant Research Center:

  • Study improved surgical procedures
  • Develop new anti-rejection medications (immunosuppressive medications)
  • Study how to improve outcomes
  • Care for people who need transplants

Research in the center also focuses on finding alternative therapies for people who may not need a transplant.

Translational research activities in the Transplant Research Center are performed in coordination with other major Mayo Clinic centers, including the Center for Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Individualized Medicine, and the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

Research in the Transplant Research Center is primarily supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, foundations and generous benefactors.