CENT - Center for NeuroTechnology


To increase the efficacy and decrease the burden of neurotechnology for medical applications


  • Provide rapid regulatory and clinical trial trajectory for novel neurotechnology (see figure on right)
  • Create next-generation technology to restore brain function
  • Improve the efficacy of neurotechnology
  • Decrease the clinical burden of neurotechnology
  • Provide a hub of neuro-innovation and generate novel neurotechnology ideas


  • CENT Regulatory Oversight Committee
  • UCLA Office of Contracts and Grants
  • UCLA Office of Intellectual Property
  • UCLA Institute for Technology Advancement


Leadership Team:

Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Dejan Markovic, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Depts. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Neurosurgery

Faculty Members:

Itzhak Fried, Neurosurgery
Daniel Lu, Neurosurgery
Ali H. Sayed, Electrical Engineering
Peyman Golshani, Neurology
Alcino Silva, Neurobiology
Michele Basso, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Sotiris Masmanidis, Neurobiology
Roger Woods, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Tad Blair, Psychology
Marco Iacoboni, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Reggie Edgerton, Physiological Sciences
James Bisley, Neurobiology
Wentai Liu, Bioengineering
Thomas Carmichael, Neurology
Jason Cong, Computer Science
Mark Cohen, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Joshua Trachtenberg, Neurobiology
Richard Staba, Neurology



Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Depts. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza, Suite 562
Mail Code:  690119
Phone:  310-794-4021
Email:  nsuthana@mednet.ucla.edu