Minerva M. Carrasquillo, PhD
Assistant Professor/Associate Consultant
Department of Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic Florida
Dr. Carrasquillo earned a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Case Western Reserve University. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one at Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine, and one in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic Florida, where she is now an Assistant Professor and Associate Consultant I. She leads equity, inclusion, and diversity initiatives as Diversity Leader for the Department of Neuroscience, is co-Principal Investigator of the NIA funded CLEAR-AD program, and co-Investigator on several NIH funded consortium grants that aim to identify novel therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease through the generation and analysis of multi-omics data. Dr. Carrasquillo has authored over 120 scientific publications on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Her recent work has focused on evaluating protein and transcript levels in blood as potential biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, while focusing on populations that are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s disease research, such as African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos. Dr. Carrasquillo’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Florida Department of Health, as well as Private and Family Foundations.