TSC Autism Center of Excellence Research Network

Study Locations

Tacern Study Sites

We, the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Autism Center of Excellence Network (TACERN) are a group of five premier children's hospitals located throughout the US. TACERN member hospitals include:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California at Los Angeles and
  • University of Texas at Houston

These five hospitals will be doing many studies about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) in the coming months and years. Patients and families will be able to participate at any TACERN site throughout the country.

In March 2013, we launched our first research studies. 
One of the studies hopes to identify early markers of epilepsy in babies with TSC. 
The other will study the relationship between TSC and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Learn more here