Na Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville


Dr. Na Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Zhao’s research team is dedicated to studying the biological and pathological functions of APOE and TREM2 in the context of aging and the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Her laboratory utilizes transgenic mouse models and human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived models to investigate the roles of APOE, APOE receptors (such as LRP1), and TREM2 in brain lipid metabolism, signal transduction, synaptic plasticity, and the pathogenesis of amyloid-β, tau, and α-synuclein. Dr. Zhao and her team are passionately committed to innovative translational medicine, striving to make significant contributions toward the advancement of targeted therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Twitter account: @ZhaoNaa

To learn more, visit the Zhao Lab website.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.