Program Description

TNT is a multidisciplinary program in which trainees gain expertise in basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience, and engineering by participating in key activities including:

  • Mentored research in the field of neurotechnology
  • Clinical immersion experience
  • Triple mentorship by a scientist, clinician, and statistician
  • TNT Seminar Series
  • Core coursework in scientific rigor and responsible conduct of research
  • Participation in campus-based innovation and/or translational activity
  • Submission of an individual funding application


Program objectives

Through these key activities, trainees will be equip with the knowledge and skills needed to advance basic research towards clinical application by promoting a cohesive collaborative interdisciplinary approach to training, ensuring cross-spectrum exposure. The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Gain an understanding of the spectrum of translational neurotechnology research
  • Become experts in the longitudinal process of clinical translation
  • Learn how to define clinical needs and practicalities for translational research
  • Train in scientific rigor
  • Train in regulatory pathways and business of science, including communication
  • Gain exposure and understanding of industry perspectives and regulatory and business hurdles in translational neurotechnology