Bringing University clinical and technology experts in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, and neuromodulation research together with industry.
The neuroscience area within the life sciences sector of healthcare is an exciting and dynamic market segment, with the potential to make a significant impact on diseases that afflict a large number of people, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, mental illness, and other neurological conditions. Like other early areas of medical research and clinical translation, access to leaders in research, their technologies and means to collaboration is critical to advancing science from the lab to the bedside.
The University of Minnesota is a nationally-recognized leader in neuroscience research and is an active site for several major projects. The UMN was designated a Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, one of eight such centers in the US, and also received an NIH BRAIN Initiative award to advance brain-related research. A long-term investment and partnership with the state, MnDRIVE, provides annual funding for research in several key areas, including discoveries and treatments for brain conditions.
Today, these and many other investments from government, corporate, and institutional sources have helped to create an extensive, collaborative network of research and expertise.
Researchers and clinicians across the University are making discoveries and developing new treatments to improve the lives of people with neurological diseases. Areas of research include:
Centers, Labs, and Facilities
In labs across the University, researchers are active in scientific and clinical research in high field MRI, deep brain stimulation, electrodes for targeting and control of treatment algorithms, and characterizing biomarkers by disease states.
Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Department of Neurology
Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care
Neuromodulation Research Center
Neuromodulation Research and Technology Lab
Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
Neuroscience Technologies for License
View a complete list of neuroscience technologies developed by leading UMN scientists that may be licensed by commercial entities for further development and commercialization.
Sponsoring Neuroscience Research
Are you interested in sponsoring neuroscience research at the UMN? Minnesota Innovation Partnerships, or MN-IP, is an industry-friendly way to partner with the University on research. This approach helps streamline partnerships to transform discoveries into innovative solutions.