BNI at SfN 2019

Members from labs across Burke Neurological Institute traveled to Chicago to participate in #SfN2019, #ASNRehab19 and Satellite Symposiums. From October 19 to 23, they joined 27,832 attendees in the field of neuroscience from more than 75 countries as 13,677 abstract presentations, and 833 sessions were shared at the world’s largest venue for global neuroscience.

The science hope demands


We are a research institute dedicated to finding cures for chronic neurological disabilities. We translate groundbreaking research into clinical treatments so that people can see, talk, and walk again.

The longing for hope

More people than ever are living with chronic neurological issues caused by strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Their prospect for recovery too often feels hopeless, as they wait for major breakthroughs in treatments and cures. With brilliant and compassionate science that leads to life-changing cures, we can change this.

Our Role & Cause

Faculty Spotlight

Human Motor Recovery Laboratory

In the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory, we are studying the control of movements after neurological injury, particularly after stroke.

Laboratory for Cell Fate Specification and Circuit Development
The research goal of Sahni Lab is to identify molecules that can be recruited to restore functions or to take on new functions.
Preclinical Stroke Modeling Laboratory
Focused on preclinical stroke studies, Cho Lab closely examines stroke pathology to address the gap between preclinical and clinical settings for translational medicine.

The science hope demands

Hope demands brilliant science, and every day we translate groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments. We put patients at the center of discovery by combining rigorous science and specialized clinics.

Our Research

Join Our Research Registry

We are looking for participants, including healthy volunteers, to join our research registry. The purpose of the research registry database is to allow investigators within the Burke Neurological Institute to recruit participants for upcoming and current clinical trials.

Research Registry >

Featured Clinical Trials

Rehabilitation After Nerve Transfer Figure
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
October 18, 2019 to December 31, 2023
Spinal Cord Injury, Motor Recovery
Person using tDSC for speech rehab
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
October 1, 2019

We renew hope

Burke Neurological Institute brings hope to those living with neurological disabilities.
We help people to see, remember, talk, write, and walk again.

Our Impact


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Upcoming Event

Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale