Students and trainees make meaningful advances in diagnosing, preventing, and treating neurological and spinal injuries and diseases utilizing the center’s expertise in the areas of neuroscience, engineering, neurorestoration, biomechanics, robotics, wearable technologies, psychology, artificial intelligence and machine learning and other disciplines.

The center provides a range of opportunities for students and trainees, including the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Neuroscience PhD Programs at Houston Methodist, the graduate programs at the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice University, as well as opportunities for undergraduate students in the Houston Methodist Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program and various research opportunities offered through Rice University. Through participation in collaborative research, Rice and Houston Methodist trainees have access to the expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced equipment managed by the center.

A range of seminar series at both institutions also provide opportunities for students to learn about research in a wide range of areas including prosthetic design, neuromodulation, nano-neurotechnology and other emerging fields that link with new and ongoing center initiatives.

The Center offers educational and research opportunities with academic departments and residency and fellowship programs, including:

The departments hosting these training programs have symposia, lectures and other opportunities to learn about the work being conducted. The schedules and information on how to attend are on the pertinent groups’ website.