Fletcher McDowell, M.D., Founder of Burke Medical Research Institute

The Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff of the Burke Medical Research Institute,
an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine mourn the loss of our founder, friend and colleague. 

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Featured Clinical Trials

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

Motor Recovery
The study of motor recovery includes impairments from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and more.

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

Pursky lab focuses on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals to apply treatments of visual dysfunction in humans.
Cave Lab studies mechanisms that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem cells to develop and treat of neurological disease or injury.
Zhong Lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that drive and direct axon growth and regeneration during early development after injury or degenerative disease.

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

EVENT: 
Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale