McLaughlin Institute

The McLaughlin Research Institute is positioned to unravel the secrets of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s that cause millions of people to lose brain functions.”

Irving Weissman, MD
Stanford University
Chair, MRI Scientific Advisory Committee

McLaughlin Research Institute is a center for neurogenetic research on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other degenerative nerve diseases. Our work to understand neurodegeneration is the foundation for medical advances that will prevent and cure these devastating diseases. The Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization located in Great Falls, Montana. Our internationally known, genetically engineered mouse models for neurological disease are widely used for testing and developing new therapies. Learn more about MRI.

Latest News

New Affiliate Faculty – Dr. Miranda Orr

McLaughlin Research Institute has added Dr. Miranda Orr as an Assistant Professor. More information about Dr. Orr can be found here.


Student Volunteers 2020

JOSEPH GUTER Joseph Guter is a 2019 graduate from Great Falls High School and currently a sophomore at University of Chicago majoring in genetic engineering.  Joseph began working at MRI over the summers of 2018 and 2019 as one of the student interns working with Dr. Teresa Gunn and Dr. Mike Kavanaugh on SLC1A4 gene […]



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