Welcome to the Knight ADRC

The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) is part of the Department of Neurology, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The Washington University Knight ADRC is one of 29 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging with the collective aim of facilitating advanced research on clinical, genetic, neuropathological, neuroanatomical, biomedical, psychosocial, and neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related brain disorders.

Our Center and its clinical research arm - the Memory and Aging Project (MAP) along with the Memory and Aging Project Satellite (MAPS) - are at the forefront of a worldwide effort to uncover key causal factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease, with a goal of developing more effective treatments and an eventual cure. Since 2000, the Center is guided by an African American Advisory Board (AAAB) on matters of cultural sensitivity and research inclusion.


For patient clinical care please visit the website for the Memory Diagnostic Center.

African Americans in AD Research Workshop & Seay Lecture

Learn about this FREE workshop on October 9-10 HERE.

Volunteer for Our Research

Interested in volunteering for Alzheimer disease research at the Knight ADRC? Click HERE!

CSF Collection Video

Learn about cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and why it's important for Alzheimer disease research.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about participating in research being conducted at the Knight ADRC, please call:

  • (314) 286-2683

If you live in the city of St. Louis, you can also call the Memory and Aging Project Satellite (MAPS):

  • (314) 612-5911

Additional contact information is available HERE

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