The Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida is ushering in a new era of neurodegenerative disease research. The department is committed to understanding Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and related diseases, while emphasizing translational research geared toward identifying and developing therapies to treat and prevent these devastating disorders. A combination of world-renowned experts, unique resources and productive collaborations with clinical colleagues makes the Department of Neuroscience a leader in its field.
Teams of geneticists, cell biologists and neurologists all benefit from Mayo Clinic's brain bank in Florida, which houses more than 5,000 specimens. The department was also one of the first to develop animal models to improve the scientific community's understanding of how diseases affect the brain and central nervous system. These resources are invaluable to the department, which also serves as a crucial training ground for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.