Research and Development

Our team of clinicians, scientists and engineers works collaboratively to design new clinical neurotechnologies and perform high resolution neurophysiology research. We provide scientific expertise in the analysis and integration of complex neurophysiologic and neuroimaging data, and lead the field in research into neurologic devices, neuroprosthetics, seizure detection and prediction, disorders of consciousness, and neurorecovery.

Clinical Consultation

The CNTR also provides inpatient neurologic consultation for patients with severe disorders of consciousness or locked-in syndrome.


The CNTR provides predoctoral and postdoctoral training in neurotechnology and neurorecovery.

Neurologic Device Clinical Trials

Complementing our scientific capabilities are strengths in the coordination of multi-site neurologic device clinical trials, execution of investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials in neurologic devices, and interactions with clinical and research regulatory bodies.

Connect With Us

101 Merrimac Street, Suite 310
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 724-9247
Email: neurotechnology@mgh.harvard.edu

Our Latest Updates

Congratulations to Julie A. DiCarlo, MS for earning the Stroke Rehabilitation Award at the 2022 International Stroke Conference!

Friday, February 4th, 2022|

The Stroke Rehabilitation Award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research and/or clinical work in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Julie’s award-winning project, entitled “Patient-reported And Performance-based Outcomes Separate Independently and Are Associated with Distinct Patterns of Neuroanatomical Injury After Stroke,” will be presented on February 9 at the International Stroke Conference.

Find out more about this incredible research effort here.

Dr. David Fischer’s paper, “Disorders of Consciousness Associated with COVID-19: A Prospective, Multimodal Study of Recovery and Brain Connectivity” is featured on the cover of Neurology!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022|

Check out the cover here, and watch the interview Dr. Fischer did for Neurology Live here.

This cover and interview will draw much-needed attention to COVD-DoC, a common but underappreciated problem that is affecting people in ICUs worldwide.

Congratulations Dr. Fischer and co-authors!

Researchers boost human mental function with brain stimulation

Monday, November 1st, 2021|

CNTR’s Dr. Sydney Cash and Dr. Darin Dougherty have been working with collaborators to pioneer an approach that could treat severe depression and anxiety.

Read about their exciting developments in Science Daily, and check out their publication in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

CNTR’s research nurse Rose Marujo is hard at work on the COVID-19 front lines!

Friday, May 8th, 2020|

“With the support of the entire CNTR team, I have been able to step in at a time of need and become part of the COVID clinical response team. I have been providing care for people who have needed a place to self-isolate safely, at the Quality Inn in Revere. It’s been nerve-wracking, not knowing what to expect, and working my first night shifts in 20 years was challenging! I am proud to be part of an amazing team, as we have come together to support each other and to care for the men, women and children from Chelsea, Revere, Lynn and Somerville. It has been and continues to be an eye opening and emotional experience. One that I will never forget.” – Rose Marujo, RN


Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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