Epilepsy affects more than 1% of people worldwide. We strive to understand how seizures occur and how we can prevent them. We hope the work we do in our lab will benefit people suffering from epilepsy and increase our understanding of brain function.
So many unanswered questions.....
Why do seizures occur? How can disruptions in brain development lead to later epilepsy? How does traumatic brain injury lead to later epilepsy? How do neurons and astrocytes work together so sustain neurotransmission and control network function?
What do we do?
We utilize electrophysiology, imaging, genetics, in vivo recording, computational approaches, and more to try to address these important questions. We love to develop new methods to understand brain function and utilize all the amazing tools created by the best scientists around the world.