Prion Research Center

The Prion Research Center is a leader in the study of prions, the causative agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which remains one of the most exciting and dynamic frontiers of biology. Built on established expertise, the center was founded in 2011 to further pioneer prion research and training at Colorado State University,

Our researchers investigate the biochemistry, genetics and pathogenesis of prions in mammals, as well as genetically tractable yeast systems. Growing evidence also links the prion mechanism to proteins involved in the pathogenesis of other common neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and forms an emerging area of the center’s studies.

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1619 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619


(970) 491-8765