Neuroscience is the collective scientific effort to understand the brain. It is an interdisciplinary science collaborating with fields such as chemistry, engineering, and psychology. The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to providing excellence in research, education, and public service.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Lee who has received a $2.2 million dollar award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project titled, "Pathological role of c-Abi in alpha-synucleinoapathy."
Congratulations to Drs. Michael Lee and Dezhi Liao, who have been awarded a prestigious $1 million dollar Mayo Partnership Grant by the state of Minnesota. The grant, "Molecular Mechanism of Novel Small Molecule Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease," partners with Dr. Eugenia Trushina, Neurology and Pharmacology, at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Esther Krook-Magnuson is using a technique called optogenetics to shed light on what happens during an epileptic seizure. Optogenetics is a new field that has been picking up steam in the last five to ten years. Esther's work will help scientists and physicians to better understand brain circuits so that they can develop targeted therapies to help stop seizures.
Mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders
Dr. Sylvain Lesné’s laboratory aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms triggered by proteins abnormally aggregating in cerebral brain tissues during the course of neurodegenerative disorders, with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.