Research

Challenges and Opportunities

Coupled with an understanding of DBS’s success and failure, enhanced knowledge of brain function will lead to new, improved therapies for ever more neurological and psychiatric disorders. Our research promises to rewrite current theories.

Our research, aimed at promoting rapid advances in the field,  focuses on several areas:

Clinical research

  • Exploring factors that limit physician referrals and patient access to advanced care and developing solutions with web-based technologies
  • Identifying problems limiting optimal postoperative management and developing solutions

Translational research

  • Studying therapeutic mechanisms of DBS action for the purpose of increasing its effectiveness and the number of treatable disorders
  • Developing research equipment to aid prolonged recording for clinical testing and therapeutic programming

Basic research

  • Achieving a deeper understanding of movement-control neuronal interaction
  • Using computational modeling and simulations to revise underlying presumptions and conceptual approaches
  • Constructing computer simulations of human brains

By improving community-based care, these advances will help patients to regain control of their movements – and, ultimately, their lives.

Current Research Projects: