Dr Owen A. Ross, PhD

Owen A. Ross, PhD is a native of Ireland, who as a Research Fellow, moved to the Mayo Clinic Florida in 2005. Dr. Ross is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and his laboratory is focused on identifying genetic determinants of disease risk. He has co-authored of over 200 publications on the subject of ageing and age-related disease, including movement disorders, dementia, stroke and related disorders. Along with Dr. James Meschia and his colleagues in the Department of Neurology, Dr. Ross has recently started the Mayo Clinic Florida Familial Cerebrovascular Registry for on-site collection of patients and family expansion for gene discovery studies. To date this initiative has collected DNA and plasma on over 500 patients with a myriad of cerebrovascular disorders. The identification of novel genes for stroke will not only provide a clinical diagnostic tool but also generates molecular biological tools, the development of relevant in vitro and in vivo model systems and directs targeted therapeutic development.