Affiliated Centers

Rice Neuroengineering Initiative

The Rice Neuroengineering Initiative is a collaborative multidisciplinary program that brings together the brightest minds in neuroscience, engineering, and related fields to improve lives by restoring and extending the capabilities of the human brain.

In 2019 the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative opened 25,000+ continuous square feet of new laboratories and experimental spaces within the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) at the Texas Medical Center – the largest medical center in the world. The team works closely with clinicians and their patients to study neural function and not only devise new technologies for interacting with the brain, but also create new ways to diagnose, treat, and even prevent diseases and disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and Parkinson’s to chronic pain and depression.

Dr. Behnaam Aazhang is the Director of the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative.