The Penn Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery sponsors a host of clinical trials. Current trials include:
- Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease
- Cortical stimulation to treat the consequences of stroke
- Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy
Penn neurosurgeons are investigating innovative technology to make surgery safer and more effective, and expanding their research focus to include neuro-psychiatric conditions such as depression under careful clinical trial protocols.