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Burke Medical Research Institute invites interested and qualified undergraduate students to apply to our Summer Science Research Program. The purpose of this program is to give undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research.

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Featured Clinical Trials

tDCS & Hand Robot
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation + Robotic Training
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
February 21, 2017
Cerebral Palsy, Motor Recovery


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Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. One out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

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

Cave Lab studies mechanisms that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem cells to develop and treat of neurological disease or injury.
Focused on preclinical stroke studies, Cho Lab closely examines stroke pathology to address the gap between preclinical and clinical settings for translational medicine.
Our laboratory uses established and developing technologies to understand control of human voluntary movement, and functional recovery following neurological damage.

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

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Upcoming Event

Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale
Susan Wortman-Jutt, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest Speaker