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Julie Milder, PhD
Associate Research Director
Dr. Milder received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Biology and an interdisciplinary program entitled Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. She went on to receive her PhD. in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Denver with a dissertation on the proposed mechanisms underlying success of the ketogenic diet for pediatric epilepsies.
Through her graduate studies Dr. Milder found a passion for epilepsy research and the entire community of researchers, patients, and families. She joined CURE in 2011 and is thrilled to be in a position in which she can remain active with the epilepsy community and apply her scientific background to work strategically to defeat this devastating disorder.
As Associate Research Director, Dr. Milder oversees a number of CURE’s research programs, and most notably, has been instrumental in developing and implementing CURE’s first directed team-science initiative aimed at advancing a disease-modifying therapy or cure into the clinic for infantile spasms.