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Translating neuroscience discoveries into treatments

Understanding the brain in health and disease will improve treatments for ourselves and our loved ones. Our clinical scientists not only treat patients, but are also working with basic scientists to pioneer novel treatments for psychiatric and neurological disease. Ongoing research aims to reverse brain aging, ease the devastating consequences of stroke, and develop non-invasive treatments to modulate brain activity associated with epilepsy and other neurological diseases. Breakthrough improvements in brain and mental health benefit not just individuals, but society as a whole.

Our NeuroHealth Projects

News - Mar 20 2023
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funded Research - Neuro-AI Grant
This team aims to revolutionize future stroke treatment both in clinics and at home by combining a brain-computer interface and augmented reality (AR) into a single rehabilitation platform.
News - Feb 23 2023
From Our Neurons to Yours
Funded Research - Knight Postdoctoral Fellowship
The causes of neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease are incompletely understood, hindering our ability to gain precise diagnoses and design effective therapeutics. Understanding how the circadian rhythms regulate myelin-forming precursors will impart unique insights into normal and aberrant myelination and will have a positive impact on developing therapeutic strategies to restructure myelin.
Funded Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
While acute pain is an important biological signal in response to injured tissue, chronic pain occurs when the pain signaling outlasts the initial injury and has deleterious effects on health and quality of life. Chronic pain represents an enormous public health burden with few therapeutic options.
Funded Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
It is more common nowadays for people to have their own wearable devices to measure physiological signals like heart rate and respiration to keep track of physical diseases. However, monitoring decline in cognitive functions or development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s (PD), is still complex and tricky.
Funded Research - Knight Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sleep is a critical behavioral state that fulfills essential needs for health, including clearing waste products (e.g., protein aggregates) from the brain. But sleep is not everlasting. As humans age, sleep quality strikingly deteriorates, and this decline is associated with dementias (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease).