About

The Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN) harnesses advancements and developments in neuroscience, neuro-technology, and neuro-informatics to transform the understanding and treatment of brain disorders.

TIRN integrates clinical programs, basic science research, technological innovation, and academic training to target diseases of the brain.

FIVE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

  • Elevate the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as an international center of excellence for epilepsy care
  • Leverage our expertise in neuroscience, neurotechnology, and neuroinformatics to treat patients with epilepsy and enhance the research programs at UTHealth
  • Maximize the potential of big data discovery by harnessing the power of modern computer science and enabling the delivery of precision medicine to patients
  • Engage and collaborate with leading industry partners dedicated to driving big-data discoveries that further science and technology
  • Create a world-class clinical neural engineering program that leverages knowledge gained from our research initiatives to advance our clinical care for epilepsy and related functional disorders

OUR LEADERS


Nitin Tandon, MD

Nitin Tandon, MD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies

Epilepsy Surgery and Neural Interfaces Research Group
Sam Lhatoo, MD

Sam Lhatoo, MD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies

Clinical Epilepsy Research Group
GQ Zhang, PhD

GQ Zhang, PhD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies

Neuroinformatics Research Group

Partners & Collaborators


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UTHealth Neurosciences

UTHealth Neurosciences is a large, comprehensive academic and research-based program that provides the full continuum of neuroscience care. Our group consists of over 150 providers who are committed to quality outcomes and to each patient’s experience. We are nationally recognized leaders in all areas of neurological conditions – including treatment, research for new discovery and teaching the next generation – for neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro oncology, neurocritical care and pain management services.