About Dr. Windebank and Lab Personnel

Anthony J. Windebank, M.D.

Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., is a professor of neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in biochemistry and B.M.B.Ch. degree from The University of Oxford in England, followed by postdoctoral training at The University of Oxford College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Windebank served as the dean of Mayo Graduate School from 1992 to 1998 and the dean of Mayo Medical School from 1998 until 2005. Since 2005 he has been involved in the development and leadership of the Center for Translational Science Activities and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

A neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord, Dr. Windebank has been involved in designing or conducting more than 50 clinical trials and clinical studies since 1980.

Dr. Windebank is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the Royal College of Physicians, a councilor of the American Neurological Association and a member of the Society for Neuroscience. He has served on a number of other boards and associations. He is also past president of the Peripheral Nerve Society.

Additionally, Dr. Windebank is a scientific reviewer and editorial board member for numerous journals. He has served on National Institutes of Health study sections and the scientific review panels for a number of foundations.

Dr. Windebank has been recognized by a number of national and international awards, including the E.T.S. Walton Fellowship of the Science Foundation Ireland, adjunct professor of medicine at the National University of Ireland in Galway and a doctorate (honoris causa) from Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.

Dr. Windebank's lab research includes repair and regeneration after peripheral nerve or spinal cord injury, treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the mechanism of neuronal cell death caused by chemotherapeutic agents. His laboratory coordinates the research activities of a multidisciplinary team, with members from the departments of neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, biomedical engineering, physiology, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine, orthopedics, and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

He has published more than 400 scholarly articles or abstracts, including more than 200 full-length publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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