Neural Control of Organ Degeneration and Regeneration (NeuralCODR) Training Program

Neural Control of Organ Degeneration and Regeneration (NeuralCODR) is an NIH-funded, cutting-edge, and cross-disciplinary training program at the intersection of neurophysiology and organ engineering/modeling with a thoughtful integration of statistical methodology and experimental design.


Seeded by the Paula and Rusty Walter Endowment, this two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded post-doctoral training program (T32NS126115) brings together 29 regeneration biologists and neurophysiologists and 12 clinical researchers across multiple institutions with a rich history of research training, clinical modeling, and education. The training format is distinct from established physiology or molecular neuroscience training programs in several ways:


  1. Programs are strategically focused on the interface between regeneration/disease organ model systems and functional neuroanatomy and physiology.
  2. Group problem identification is driven by a collaborative group of clinician researchers.
  3. Catalytic mechanisms exist for cross training and expertise development between research centers.

Further, the training structure emphasizes experiences in tissue and organ engineering laboratories in parallel with education in neuromodulation, translational theory, and practice.



Program Contact

Gillian Hamilton, PhD
Senior Scientific Writer
Center for Neuroregeneration

6670 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030