Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative Diseases
Each year approximately 50 million in the U.S. are affected by Neurodegenerative Disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.

Featured Clinical Trials

Friel Lab Clinical Trials
Forthcoming / Currently Recruiting Participants
April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Cerebral Palsy, Motor Recovery
Esko Bionics Ekso GT
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
August 23, 2016
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury

Developing Novel Cures for Disabilities by Repairing the Nervous System

As we advance in improving patients’ quality of life from acute and chronic neurological conditions, a paradox of progress is that the prevalence of neurological disabilities continues to grow. Our institutional mission at the Burke Medical Research Institute is to innovate, develop and implement novel treatments to repair the brain and spinal cord and to cure neurological disabilities.

Our Research

Faculty Spotlight

Cortes Lab's research studies are oriented to understand and enhance the underlying mechanisms of motor dysfunction and enhance motor recovery after spinal cord injury in humans.
Our laboratory uses established and developing technologies to understand control of human voluntary movement, and functional recovery following neurological damage.
Pursky lab focuses on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals to apply treatments of visual dysfunction in humans.

How We Make an Impact

Our mission is one that not only propels bottom up approaches from molecular and cellular neuroscience toward the bedside, but also accelerates safe and ethical treatments that can be delivered to patients today. With more than 20 Cornell faculty and 100 employees working on a 50,000 square feet footprint, Burke Medical Research Institute's collective effort to repair the nervous system represents one of the largest in the world.

Our Impact

Recent Publication

Upcoming Event

Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale
Ben Philpot, PhD
Guest Speaker