The Iowa Brain Bank is a collaborative effort of the Departments of Pathology, Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Iowa that seeks to better understand how neurologic diseases affect the brain.

Our Mission

Our goal is to work towards cures for neurologic diseases such as Huntington's Disease (HD), Juvenile-onset Huntington Disease (JHD), Myotonic Dystrophy (DM1) and Neonatal Hypoxic-ischemic injury by collaborating with patients and families to make brain tissue available for research. 

Our Researchers

We provide tissue to researchers within the University of Iowa and around the country and the world. In order to ensure appropriate use of the tissue we receive, all research tissue requests are vetted by Dr. Hefti, Dr. Gutmann and Dr. Nopoulos before they are fulfilled.