Welcome to The Doran Lab

~Our Mission~

We investigate challenging problems in neuroscience and neurobiology using chemical biological methods, with an emphasis on interrogating biochemical changes involved in aging. Our efforts are driven by a desire to develop reliable small molecule-based diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. We take a collaborative approach to achieve our goals, and training may involve techniques from any number of diverse disciplines including organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, chemical, cell and molecular biology.


If our mission and research interests appeal to you, consider joining our research team by applying here!


Lab News

04.18.2019      Maggie Aziz is awarded a UROP Fellowship. Congratulations, Maggie!

04.09.2019      Congratulations Brandi on receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!


03.18.2019      Brandi receives an Honorable Mention for her Ford Foundation Fellowship application. Congrats, Brandi!

01.31.2019      Brandi McKnight and Jacob Smith join the lab! Welcome to the family!!

12.20.2018      Todd and Dr. Nam Chul Kim are awarded an Engebretson Drug Design and Development Grant!

08.17.2018      Todd meets with a delegation from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and discusses connection between immunity and Alzheimer's disease!

07.10.2018      Alex Hurben has been selected as a trainee on UMN's NIH T32 Chemistry-Biology Interface Research Training Grant! Congrats, Alex! 

06.21.2018      The Doran Lab will participate in the Alzheimer Associations "The Longest Day" to raise funding and awareness for Alzheimer's disease!

Research Projects

Defining and Exploiting the Adaptive Immune Response During Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Creating Selective Imaging Probes for Amyloidogenic Proteins

Characterizing Novel Oxidative Cellular Processes in the Aging Brain

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

College of Pharmacy

308 Harvard St. SE
8-125 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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