Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Casey Cook, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The main research focus of Dr. Cook and her team is identifying and uncovering common pathological mechanisms across a spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders. By combining expertise in molecular biology, animal model generation/characterization, and assay development, her lab also seeks to provide insight into mechanisms by which genetic modifiers modulate toxicity in order to discover new approaches to prevent or reverse neurotoxic processes that contribute to disease pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders. To achieve these goals, the lab frequently utilizes in vitro biochemical assays in addition to cell and animal models, followed by validation in human biofluids and postmortem tissue samples.