One area that has been developing rapidly is research in visceral pain - in the field called the "brain-gut" axis. Neuromodulation techniques used for treatment of visceral pain are currently being tested.

Our Mission

Our laboratory investigates the main techniques of neuromodulation including the mechanisms of action, used in neuropsychiatric conditions. In addition, we are an active center for training in neuromodulation techniques and clinical research. We currently have several training programs.

All participants from our courses and the members from our organization are encouraged to be active, involved learners. We actively encourage everyone to help each other on their projects and to learn from each other in a collaborative manner.

Laboratory of Neuromodulation & Center for Clinical Research Learning
Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

Our six-month collaborative distance-learning course covers a range of topics from the basics of clinical research (how to formulate a research question, select study population, and perform randomization and blinding methods) to statistical methods (data distribution and classification, statistical tests, sample size calculation, survival analysis, missing data and meta-analysis) to data collection, monitoring and reporting (including training in manuscript writing) to study designs (observational studies, non-inferior and adaptive designs and randomized clinical trials).

This course is offered annually, and runs from February to November.

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Lab Publications
We have selected some publications from our group and collaborations that are relevant to the topic of neuromodulation and clinical research. Please feel free to browse these articles. Also, you can click the link to your left entitled "publication search." There, you can perform a google scholar search and find the most recent research in the field. If you have any questions regarding publications listed, you can contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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Ongoing Projects

Our laboratory is dedicated to the study of the mechanisms of action and clinical effects of neuromodulatory approaches for the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases such as stroke, chronic pain and epilepsy. We work with several collaborators at other departments of Harvard University as well as collaborators outside Harvard University.  If you have any questions, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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