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

First Annual Debby Campbell and Friends Fundraising Event

We are pleased to announce the first annual Debby Campbell and Friends Fundraising Event for Alzheimer’s Research! The night will be filled with fun, laughter, a few tears, and beautiful music, hosted by Debby Campbell, daughter of the late Glen Campbell, country music singer, and Alzheimer’s activist. The tentative date for the event is July 30, 2021, […]


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.



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