Tass Lab

Welcome to the Tass Lab! Our lab is engaged in ground breaking research designed to impact the course of diseases like Parkinson’s, stroke and tinnitus, with the possibility of influencing numerous other diseases.

We are currently involved in a number of projects using invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation to disrupt the neural networks that give rise to many of the symptom clusters associated with these diseases.

The stimulation modalities include:

  • Electrical pulses delivered through surgically implanted electrodes 
  • Mild vibratory stimuli administered to different parts of the body, e.g. the fingers 
  • Gentle sound stimuli administered using standard stereo headsets


Our technology appears to induce long-lasting relief with stimulation that is only delivered for a few hours on an intermittent or regular basis. Our ongoing and planned projects which emanate from the extensive research conducted by Dr. Tass into the interface between plasticity principles and dynamic self-organization, use comprehensive computational neuroscience methods derived from non-linear dynamics, statistical physics, and numerics as well as high performance computing. With this solid foundation, our work developing novel therapies is progressing at remarkable speed.

Regarding our vibrotactile treatment for Parkinson’s disease, we are currently in the preparatory stages of a series of clinical studies and are not yet actively recruiting patients. However if you are interested in being considered for any of our future trials, we ask that you register yourself by following the link below and entering your information into our patient registry. (Please only register yourself once).
This will allow us to determine your potential eligibility. If you are seen as a potential candidate we will reach out to you.  


Due to the high volume of inquiries and requests, we are no longer taking phone calls. It may take some time for our team to respond to your message. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Contact Us

Alison Fry
Administrative Associate II