Our laboratory investigates the main techniques of non-invasive brain stimulation, including their mechanisms of action. In addition, we are an active center for training in these techniques and also in clinical research methodology. We currently have training programs covering both topics for both short-term observers, and long-term research fellows.
In the lab, our primary focus is the study of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in conjunction with other technologies (including EEG and MRS). We are researching both TMS and tDCS for the treatment of various neurological and psychological disorders. We have several studies open regarding Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Pelvic Pain, and Spinal Cord Injury, among other disorders.
As a research lab and training center, we have two goals. Our first goal is to advance research of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and aid in development of practical clinical treatments for those with neurological disorders. We seek to understand the mechanisms of TMS and tDCS, and how they affect brain function. Our second goal is to enhance and promote clinical research education among graduate and medical students. We seek to create a global network of clinical researchers to foster future collaboration.
All participants from our courses and the members from our laboratory are encouraged to be active and involved learners. We promote an environment of collaboration, and open sharing of ideas. We encourage everyone to help one another on their individual projects and to learn from each other in a collaborative and respectful manner. We expect that observers and fellows who come to our lab to leave with a well rounded knowledge of clinical research and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.