Lerner Research Institute

Home to basic, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic,
a top U.S. hospital.



Using Virtual Reality to Understand and Develop Treatments for Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

In this three-year clinical study, Drs. Alberts and Baker will utilize virtual reality technology to isolate the causes of freezing of gait, a debilitating symptom of Parkinson’s disease, thanks to support from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Researchers to Study Link Between Platelets and Asymptomatic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Dr. Cameron will study the mechanistic interaction between platelets and how they emerge as circulating biosensors, releasing proteins that are useful biomarkers for distinguishing fast- from slow-growing aneurysms.

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Cancer Treatment Approach Developed by LRI Researchers Proven Feasible in Clinical Study

Dr. Scott invented a new radiation planning technique called Temporally Feathered Radiation Therapy to reduce toxicity, which has now been shown to be safe and feasible in a small clinical study.

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Institute News

New Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health

The Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health will bring together a research team to broaden understanding of viral pathogens and the human immune response toward preparing and protecting against future public health threats.


COVID-19: Our Response

The best and brightest scientists, researchers and clinicians are working together to study treatments and prevention strategies to overcome the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19. Explore our latest research news and discoveries.

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Accelerating Discoveries to Patients

Working together with Cleveland Clinic physicians, our scientists are discovering the treatments of tomorrow. While many spend their days working at the laboratory bench, their inspiration can be found at the patient bedside.

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Program

Train on the cutting-edge of research and join our thriving postdoc association.

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Molecular Medicine PhD Program

Earn your PhD through our unique program that combines basic science and medical knowledge.

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Graduate Programs

Earn your PhD through our joint program with local universities.

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