The Physics Of Epilepsy: Exploring Neural Connectivity And Developing Novel Treatments

Grant number: 1040028 | Funding period: 2012 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Epilepsy is one of the most common recurrent neurological disorders worldwide, affecting between 1 and 2% of the population. The cascade of events culminating in epilepsy, or the role of seizures in altering brain structures and circuits has been difficult to define. Previous work from our group has shown that stress markedly accelerates the process of epilepsy development. I am developing a model of brain functioning from observed brain cells to chart the changes associated with seizures, stress, and potential treatments.