New Collaborative Specialization in Neuromodulation to be offered in Fall 2022
The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, in collaboration with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, has established a Collaborative Specialization in Neuromodulation, a first of its kind in Toronto. The CRANIA Neuromodulation Institute (CNMI) and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering will play a key role as supporting units. This new specialization will be offered to students in participating degree programs, including the Institute of Medical Science (IMS), beginning in Fall 2022.
The field of neuromodulation focuses on developing advanced devices that impact neural interfaces to help improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, depression, spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.
Dr. Taufik Valiante, CNMI Director and IMS Faculty member, shares that, "We aim to engineer the next generation of brain scientists by providing students an opportunity to develop the strong background necessary to be competitive in this expanding field."
We aim to engineer the next generation of brain scientists by providing students an opportunity to develop the strong background necessary to be competitive in this expanding field.
The Collaborative Specialization in Neuromodulation will enable students from various backgrounds to gain hands-on research experience and to solve critical problems in neuromodulation. This unique specialization will train future researchers and clinicians alongside engineers, and will provide participants with important cross-disciplinary exposure to the different aspects of neuromodulation-based therapeutic innovation.