The Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN)

A multidisciplinary enterprise with inter-disciplinary networks. CNTN includes neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, basic scientists, imaging experts, data experts, assessment experts, and administrative personnel.

A collaborative enterprise between the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Training the next generation of neuroscientists is critical to solving the neurological problems that afflict mankind and that are becoming more common with the aging of the global population.

Get Involved: CNTN is deeply committed to enhancing the biomedical and scientific workforce in Nevada. We are seeking collaborators interested in using data generated by our cores and projects.

Phase 2

Christina Wong, PhD

The Effects of Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors on Cognition in Older Adults

Christina Wong, PhD

Dr. Samantha John

Ethnoracial Characterization of Patient-Centered Outcomes

Dr. Samantha John

Dr. James Hyman

The role of neuroinflammation in AD-related network dysfunction in mice.

Dr. James Hyman

Phase 1

Jessica Z.K. Caldwell, PhD

The Relationship between Neuropsychological Testing and MRI, PET and Blood Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Disease

Jessica Z.K. Caldwell, PhD

Dr. Samantha John

Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Virendra Mishra, PhD

Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D.

The Role of GABA in Microglial Activation and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease

Jefferson W. Kinney, Ph.D.

Publications

Transnational Research & Clinical InterventionsTranslational Research & Clinical Interventions

Neurodegeneration research: Advances in clinical translational neuroscience infrastructure and methods

Biomedical research progress depends on appropriate infrastructure, funding, and expertise.