The Bryan ADRC conducts basic science investigations in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
These investigations use genetic, biochemical, and cellular approaches to understand the pathogenesis of these disorders. The now well-known apolipoproteinE (ApoE) gene associated with Alzheimer's disease was discovered in the Bryan ADRC neuroscience laboratories and remains a major focus of ongoing research investigations.
Human brain tissue is important to many of these investigations. The Kathleen Price Bryan Brain Bank provides this valuable tissue and is recognized as an international research resource.