Our department supports the broader mission of the Duluth campus and the medical school with a focus on neuroscience, multidisciplinary research and health issues relevant to rural and Native American communities. We are committed to fostering excellence in research and the advancement of learning and knowledge through scholarship; to deliver the basic science curriculum for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students.
40+ YEARS TRAINING RURAL & NATIVE AMERICAN PHYSICIANS & RESEARCHERS
5 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
$2M TOTAL ANNUAL FUNDING
Providing educational opportunities for medical, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, as well as the larger academic community, through laboratory research and courses in biomedical sciences.
The multidisciplinary faculty in Biomedical Sciences explore the molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms underlying human disease, with a focus on neuroscience and health issues relevant to rural, underserved, and Native American communities.
Faculty in Biomedical Sciences engage communities throughout the state by bringing neuroscience activities to grade school students in Brain Awareness Week, strengthening health and science education in Native American and African American communities in the Northland, and recruiting citizen scientists on behalf of Lyme Disease research.
The vision of Neuroscience North is to facilitate research collaborations in the Duluth Area, including the University of Minnesota and healthcare systems. Neuroscience North will provide the framework for the University of Minnesota as a leader in neuroscience-based training, health care initiatives, education and scholarly research.