Welcome to UCI MIND

The UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

1 of 30 NIH-designated centers across the United States and the only center in Orange County

World Renowned Researchers

Over 50 faculty members from academic departments across campus

Research Participation

Research participation opportunities for individuals with and without memory concerns

Cutting-Edge Science

Translating findings from the lab into improved clinical care

Education on Brain Aging

Bringing knowledge gained through research to the community

Stem Cell Research

The first national induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell bank for Alzheimer's disease

Brilliant Future

Training the next generation of scientists and clinicians in the field of brain aging research

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Welcome to the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). We are the University’s center for aging and dementia research, with our faculty seeking to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Huntington’s disease.  For more than 30 years, UCI MIND has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research. It is home to one of 30 NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the United States and is the only Center in Orange County.

In the News


Dr. Mark Mapstone comments for The New York Times

February 20th, 2020
The New York Times


Revived UCI Sleep Center Focuses on Mental Issues

February 17th, 2020
Orange County Business Journal


The Alzheimer’s crunch

November 22nd, 2019
UCI News


What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia

November 17th, 2019
Wall Street Journal


Stemming the Tide of Alzheimer’s

October 11th, 2019
UCI Magazine


Dementia developments

October 10th, 2019
UCI News


Delving into Dementia

October 4th, 2019
UCI News


Are microglia plaque factories?

September 4th, 2019
ALZFORUM

Upcoming Events


UCI MIND Distinguished Lecture on the Brain

March 3rd, 2020
Irvine Barclay Theatre


2020 Senior Day Orange County

March 13th, 2020
Norman P. Murray Senior Center


“Ask The Doc” Panel

March 31st, 2020
The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation


Facebook LIVE Q&A: What Is Huntington’s Disease?

April 3rd, 2020
UCI MIND Facebook Page


Down Syndrome Quarterly Education & Support Group

April 21st, 2020
Down Syndrome Association of Orange County


OC Marathon Fundraiser For HD-CARE

May 2nd, 2020
OC Fair & Event Center


31st Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

September 10th, 2020
Irvine Marriott Hotel


Facebook LIVE Q&A: How Does Heart Health Impact The Brain?

November 6th, 2020
UCI MIND Facebook Page

Research Heroes

A dollar invested here is like a dollar invested for the rest of the world.

Burton YoungPhilanthropist & Leadership Council Member

Our desire is to do what we can to help find a cure for this disease.

Roger LisabethPhilanthropist & Study Partner

We are at the forefront of finding solutions, but we need the help of the community to make these promising studies as successful as possible.

Joshua Grill, PhDResearcher & Director

Hopefully the research will find cures for people with this disease. That’s why I volunteer and devote time. That’s the whole reason.

Henry WuResearch Participant

I think it’s very important for people to participate in Alzheimer's prevention clinical trials...I have {Alzheimer's} in my family and I’m hopeful that what I’m doing will help people in the future.

Marsha GroveResearch Participant

We are made of memories, and the thought of such a disease capable of disassociating us from the people we love and the world made me want to be a part of a team of researchers who are fighting not only for a better understanding of the disease, but for a cure.

Stefania Forner, PhDResearcher

I began participating in research after my mother passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2000...I feel like I’m contributing. I want to do anything I can to help the research that’s being done.

Linda BenjaminResearch Participant

My family donated {my husband's} brain to research. At every level we were treated with respect and dignity, and we considered it a privilege to be a part of the research to find a cure for this horrible disease.

Dee MaltbyStudy Partner

As I saw my grandfather and so many others lose their memories, it became obvious to me that I should pursue this path and join efforts with a team of admirable researchers to understand and fight this devastating disease.

Alessandra Martini, PhDResearcher

If we can collectively contribute to future generations, who knows what can be achieved.

John BakerResearch Participant