Sandro Da Mesquita, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Jacksonville.

Sandro Da Mesquita, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Da Mesquita’s research focuses on the pathophysiology of brain aging and neurological disorders, with special interest in the role of the recently characterized meningeal lymphatic system. His main goals are to advance the basic knowledge of disease mechanisms involving meningeal lymphatics and to develop novel bench-to-bedside therapeutic strategies to prevent age-associated neurodegeneration and cognitive decline, particularly in the context of Alzheimer’s disease.


Da Mesquita Lab – Meningeal Lymphatics and Neurological Disorders

Da Mesquita profile page – Mayo Clinic

Follow on Twitter – @Da_Mesquita_S



Funded Research

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

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Funk, K. E., Montagne, A., Falcao, A. M., & Da Mesquita, S. Editorial: Multifaceted Interactions Between Immunity and the Diseased Brain, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, June 8, 2022, Read More

Da Mesquita S. Charting the meningeal lymphatic network, Journal of Experimental Medicine, July 5, 2022, Read More

Rego, S., Sanchez, G., & Da Mesquita, S. Current views on meningeal lymphatics and immunity in aging and Alzheimer’s disease, Molecular Neurodegeneration, August 14, 2023, Read More

Da Mesquita, S., Papadopoulos, Z., Dykstra, T., Brase, L., Farias, F. G., Wall, M., Jiang, H., Kodira, C. D., de Lima, K. A., Herz, J., Louveau, A., Goldman, D. H., Salvador, A. F., Onengut-Gumuscu, S., Farber, E., Dabhi, N., Kennedy, T., Milam, M. G., Baker, W., Smirnov, I., Rich, S. S., Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network, Benitez, B. A., Karch, C. M., Perrin, R. J., Farlow, M., Chhatwal, J. P., Holtzman, D. M., Cruchaga, C., Harari, O., & Kipnis, J. Meningeal lymphatics affect microglia responses and anti-Aβ immunotherapy, Nature, April 28, 2021, Read More