The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases functions as a Center within the Department of Neurology, chaired by Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, MD. Faculty members of The Center have primary appointments in Departments and Divisions across The School of Medicine. The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases is home to a collaborative group of UTMB faculty dedicated to the continuum of basic science for the discovery, testing, development, and application of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. Members of The Mitchell Center are committed to pursuing translational research with the ultimate goal of improved quality of life for patients affected by increasingly prevalent disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and related neurodegenerative conditions.

The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases was founded in 2001 following an endowment established by George and Cynthia Mitchell on behalf of The George and Cynthia Mitchell Foundation and The George and Cynthia Mitchell Charitable Remainder Unitrust to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System for the use and benefit of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

To learn more about the Mitchell Center, please call (409) 772-8053

Current Mitchell Center members include our Interim Director, Anish Bhardwaj, M.D. and:

Department of Neurology - Primary Faculty Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Dineley, Ph.D.
Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.
Partha Sarkar, Ph.D.
Yogesh Wairkar, Ph.D.
Xiang Fang, MD, Ph.D.

Alan Barrett, Ph.D.
Larry Denner, Ph.D.
Douglas Dewitt, M.D.
Fernanda Laezza, Ph.D.
Volker Neugebauer, Ph.D.
Anson Pierce, Ph.D.
Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.