The Patricia Levy Zusman International Workshop hosted by the Center for Neuroregeneration and Department of Neurosurgery

Houston, TX US
March 7, 2023 to March 10, 2023

Hosted by the Center for Neuroregeneration and Department of Neurosurgery 

The Zusman Workshop is a collaborative network that stimulates new ideas among scientists and encourages collaborations and research by bringing rising-star investigators and under-represented minorities together. This workshop offers a hyper-focused environment with an incubator set up, intended to allow participants to attend technical presentations on targeted subjects, followed by a facilitatory environment where there is continuation over time on the progress of their science. Workshop participants are encouraged to discuss ideas with other investigators and are urged to collaborate on the projects based on the ideas exchanged during the workshop. Participants will have the chance to present their work at the next meeting. Travel awards will be presented to participants to help continue their proposed projects.

This workshop is funded by the NIH NINDS Award number 1R13NS130938-01


The Department of Neurosurgery and the Center for Neuroregeneration, Houston Methodist Research Institute invites researchers to submit abstracts for poster sessions at the fourth biennial Zusman Workshop at Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas.


Selected abstracts will be awarded travel reimbursement and will be invited to give a 5-minute oral presentation at the workshop. Early-stage scientists and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Topics for the workshop include:

  • Look at ‘em grow! Molecular controls and axon growth rates
  • Is it organic? The vegan approach: injectable biomaterials in wound healing and regeneration, including excitable materials
  • The glia idea? Glial and immune glia in plasticity
  • Control your impulses: tools in mouse systems – plasticity
  • Neuromodulation: where is the current going?
  • Single cell omics: garbage in, roses out?
  • Winning bowels and minds?

To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must follow these guidelines:

  • Only graduate students, post-doctoral and clinician fellows, and residents are eligible and must be presenting authors.
  • Accepted abstracts must contain (1) a hypothesis or statement of the research study, (2) a statement of the experimental methodology used, (3) results provided in summary form, and (4) conclusion.
  • Abstract text may not exceed 400 words.

Abstracts to be submitted through the online Abstract Submission Portal at:

In addition to completing this form, please have your advisor email a letter of recommendation to

Additional Information

PDF icon 2023 Zusman Agenda.pdf109.32 KB
Course summary
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Event starts: 
03/07/2023 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/10/2023 - 5:00pm CST
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium (R2-306)
Houston, TX 77030
United States
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