Tanz Centre

Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Graham Collingridge


The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto is a world leader in scientific research on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, ALS, and Parkinson’s.

Our highly productive researchers and trainees are advancing knowledge of these debilitating brain disorders, from genetics and molecular mechanisms of disease through to translational research driving for better treatments and strategies for prevention.

Aug 23, 2023
Researchers at the Tanz Centre have used novel techniques to uncover which subtypes of brain cells express genetic material that produces tau, a key protein involved in the development of the neurodegenerative disease progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).
Jun 21, 2023
Recent research from the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, published in Scientific Reports, is challenging long-held views of how a hormone called somatostatin influences the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
May 30, 2023
A small rodent called the bank vole may hold the key to a better understanding of rare neurodegenerative prion diseases, according to new research from the University of Toronto.

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With our new leadership and your investment, we will stimulate new research pathways towards understanding neurodegenerative diseases.
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