Houston Methodist Academic Institute

The Patricia Levy Zusman International Minicourse

Purpose of Minicourse

Throughout its history, neural regeneration has been a challenging discipline in terms of modeling and rigorous assessment of plasticity. Rigorously modeling the injured nervous system is a challenge given its innate complexity. Further, repair and regeneration of the nervous system requires a multidisciplinary approach, along with the integration of multiple tools and varied areas of expertise (i.e., biology, engineering, immunology, etc.). One of the most common problems in the field is the empirical testing of neural regeneration at the anatomical and the functional level. Ultimately, the complex nature of the nervous system and the neural regeneration field requires a level of consideration from multiple disciplines in order to generate investigative principles that lead to scientific rigor and reproducibility. This mini course aims to deepen participants’ understanding of the mechanics and synthesis of project development in systems neuroscience and the implementation and interpretation of experimental design, scientific rigor, and statistics in neuroscience.


Our mission is to be an educational hub for trainees and early-stage investigators interested in learning historical principles as well as modern tools for the rigorous analysis of neural regeneration.

  • Initiation of Growth
  • Guidance and Targeting
  • Connectivity

Thursday, March 7 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

Houston Methodist Research Institute, John F. Bookout Auditorium
6670 Bertner Avenue

Event Type

Training Session, Meeting, Webinar

Attendance Options

In-Person, Livestream Video, Recorded Video


Research, Regularly Scheduled Series

Department & Center
Center for Neuroregeneration
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