HHMI-CURE Medical Fellows Announced
As announced earlier this year, CURE has partnered with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program to provide support for up to three medical students to conduct mentored research on epilepsy.
CURE is pleased to announce that two students have been chosen as HHMI-CURE Medical Fellows:
Abhijeet Gummadavelli is a third year medical student at Yale School of Medicine and will be working in the lab of Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD. He will study neurostimulation as a means of preventing impaired consciousness in epilepsy.
Ethan Ludmir is a second year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine and will be working in the lab of James McNamara, MD. Building on the previous work from Dr. McNamara’s lab, Ludmir will be studying the role of TrkB inhibition in neuronal chloride homeostasis and the development of temporal lobe epilepsy.
CURE and HHMI look forward to exciting results from these talented students and will continue to provide updates as their work commences.