In 1999, Evelyn F. McKnight, a nurse, established the McKnight Brain Research Foundation as a legacy of support for her late husband, William M. McKnight, and their shared interest in the effects of aging on memory. Founded with the specific goal of better understanding and alleviating age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, the Foundation works to foster cross- discipline, productive collaboration among top brain health scientists from across the country.
The scientific research conducted at the McKnight Brain Institutes examines the fundamental mechanisms that underlie the neurobiology of learning and memory and the influences contributing to successful aging. Findings and discoveries are applied clinically to maintain cognitive health and to contribute to the management of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.
As leaders in cognitive aging research, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the McKnight Brain Institutes are committed to becoming a valued resource to the public by sharing their exciting research findings and practical suggestions for maintaining brain health, leading to the alleviation of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.
The McKnight Brain Institutes
Expert neuroscientists who study age-related memory loss at all four McKnight Brain Institutes in the U.S. came together in Gainesville for 11th annual meeting.