About the Lab

The Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory located on Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is dedicated to advancing patient care and safety. Dr. Bydon and his team are performing research focused on the following areas:

  • Surgical outcomes: Working closely with the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kem Center for Science of Health Care Delivery, the Neuro-Informatics Laboratory uses data analytics to track the impact and safety of surgical and non-surgical interventions.
  • Spinal biomechanics and novel spinal devices: The Neuro-Informatics Laboratory works with the Division of Engineering and the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory in order to study the impact of spinal surgeries on the biomechanics of the spine and develop devices that can make spinal surgery safer and provide alternatives to fusion.
  • Spinal cord injury and disk degeneration: The Neuro-Informatics Laboratory works with a multi-disciplinary team in order to investigate the molecular underpinnings of spinal disease with a goal of establishing new treatments. These treatments utilize stem cell interventions for patients with low back pain and spinal cord injury.