The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank™’s primary goal is to advance the study of the human brain in health and disease including:
- Neurological diseases such as movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s disease (HD), and traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and related brain disorders affecting children and Down’s syndrome.
- Neuropsychiatric or mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder.
What is a Brain Bank?
A brain bank or NeuroBioBank collects, stores, and disseminates brain tissue to qualified medical and scientific researchers. Following advanced research protocols and strict patient privacy policies, brain banks support medical scientists from across the nation and throughout the world. One donated brain supplies tissues to hundreds of scientists and medical researchers searching for a cure.
Our biospecimen collection is housed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a dedicated and completely secure facility.