Center for Innovative Neuro-technology for Neural Repair


The research and goal of the Center for Innovative Neuro-technology for Neural Repair (CINNR)is the development of novel neural modulation technology for functional restoration of spine and brain injury. These technologies will be developed by working in conjunction with Neuro-Engineering at Brown.

Current work
We are currently working on the development of a technology for patients with spinal cord injury for the restoration of lower extremity use and bladder function.
Rhode Island Hospital is a principal site for a DARPA clinical trial for the development of an intelligent spine interface.

Our Team

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation

Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD

Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Program
Director, Cognitive Neuro-physiology and Neuro-modulation Laboratory

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Surgery Division
Surgical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

David Borton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering and Carney Institute, Brown University
Biomedical Engineer, Department of Veterans Affairs