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.

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MRI Welcomes Affiliate Research Faculty Members

McLaughlin Research Institute is pleased to announce several new affiliate faculty members who are focused on translating basic research into cures and have projects underway at MRI. Our new colleagues are: 1. Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D. While Jeff was serving in the U.S. Army in Kosovo, his mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease – a fatal, […]


McLaughlin Research Institute Receives Two Significant Donations

Great Falls, Montana – June 1, 2017 – McLaughlin Research Institute (MRI) recently received two donations totaling nearly $1,000,000. The first gift is a charitable remainder trust established by Irving Weissman and the second is a bequest made by the late Leroy Strand. “This is a real vote of confidence in MRI,” said Randy Gray, […]



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