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Brain Donation for Mental Health Research: Why Do We Need Healthy Brains?

We usually don’t think about our brains when considering organ donation. We are more apt to think about how our other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, or heart, could potentially save the life of another person.

A donated brain, however, also has tremendous potential to help others. Through...

Sabina Berretta

Sabina Berretta, MD, began her research training under the mentorship of Dr. V. Perciavalle at University of Catania, Italy. In 1990, she joined the laboratory directed by Dr. A. M. Graybiel in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, working neural circuitry linking the motor cortex...

John Hedreen

A graduate of Harvard University, John C. Hedreen, MD, received his medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine. He is a former faculty member of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hedreen is the director of neuropathology at...