Center for Neuroregeneration

Astrocytes | Center for Neuroregeneration | Houston Methodist
Our mission is to generate therapies for people who suffer from chronic paralysis and neurologic loss due to devastating injury, stroke or degenerative disease. The Center for Neuroregeneration is comprised of laboratories with expertise in neural stem cell biology, neural activity and stimulation, robotics, cell growth, myelin and the genetic regulation of plasticity. The Center for Neuroregeneration focuses on collaborative problem solving and bioengineering approaches that are incubated within our research laboratories but also through strategic partnerships with clinical and biotherapeutic entities. Signature projects include a focus on restoration of locomotor and sensory function through neural stimulation and promotion of innate regenerative capacity through cell and gene therapy. Researchers have also harnessed the tools of cell engineering to create human neural circuits within experimental microenvironments to better model disease and produce neural replacement parts for repair of the brain and spinal cord. 

Active research initiatives include neural regeneration strategies to address recovery from:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Glaucoma
  • Motor/cognitive decline associated with aging
Center Director
Philip Horner, PhD

Scientific Director, Neuroregeneration
Co-Director, Regenerative & Restorative Neurosurgery
Vice Chairman-Research,Neurosurgery
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave, MSR10-112
Houston, Texas 77030


Center News

Robert Krencik, PhD joins the Center for Neuroregeneration and will be working on understanding the functional relationship of human neurons and astrocytes during cellular engraftment therapy and for drug discovery.


Save the Date: Mar. 15-17, 2017: CNS Neuroregeneration Strategies: Discovery and Implementation

The symposium seeks to unite expertise in molecular and physiological understanding of neural plasticity in six plenary sessions over two days chaired by prominent researchers and clinicians. The speakers are international leaders in computer interface and brain signaling, neuroplasticity, biomaterial engineering, and cutting edge regenerative model systems.

Registration | Agenda

Neurostimulation Induced Molecular Protective Therapy For Advanced Stroke Care

Houston Methodist investigative team receives Translational Research Initiative Award to develop a device for brain stimulation induced molecular therapy. Learn more. 

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Center for Neuroregeneration 
Houston Methodist Research Institute 
6670 Bertner Ave. R10-North
Houston, TX 77030 

Phone: 713.363.9724
Fax:713.363.7919

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