Mayo Clinic Neuroscience

Mayo Clinic has multiple centers of neuroscience research activity. In Rochester Minnesota, the main organizational center is the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and in Florida, the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic.

Other Mayo Neuroscience related programs and centers include a PhD program in Neurobiology, an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Center for Advanced Imaging Research, Migraine Research Program, Parkinson's Disease Research Center, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Program.

Kendall Lee: Deep Brain Stimulation Research

Kendall Lee, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, describes research into deep brain stimulation being conducted at Mayo Clinic, including the WINCS device that enable precise measurements of the effects of brain stimulation.

Video published on Mar. 18, 2010 by Mayo Clinic

Mayo Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Dept.

Chair: Gary C. Sieck
Mayo Clinic

The Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo has a long and rich history of scientists and physicians collaborating and translating basic discoveries. The department currently consists of 18 primary and 35 joint appointees. There are 34 doctoral students, 67 research fellows and research associates working in a variety of research areas.

Kendall H Lee, MD/PhD – Mayo

Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiology

The research interests of Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., are to develop deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, tremor, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and epilepsy. Dr. Lee is fascinated with the possibility of combining sophisticated electrophysiological recordings with miniaturized analytical elements (microprocessors) to augment or repair disrupted function of the brain.

Diamond Electrodes for Measurement

Principal Investigator: Kendall H Lee
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Title: "Neurotransmitter Absolute Concentration Determination with Diamond Electrode"
BRAIN Category: Large-Scale Recording-Modulation - New Technologies (RFA NS-14-007)

Dr. Kendall and his colleagues will develop diamond-coated electrodes to measure concentrations of the brain chemical dopamine more accurately and over long periods of time in the brain.

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