Deconstruction of Neural Circuits Underlying Dravet Syndrome

Monday, April 30, 2018
Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta
Speaker: Jeanne Paz, PhD (University of California San Francisco)
Host: Luis E. Bello-Espinosa, MD

Talk Summary

Dr Paz was the first to reveal that seizures can be instantaneously aborted in real-time with closed-loop optogenetic control of a specific cell type. Her work led her to identify thalamo-cortical neurons as novel targets that control post-stroke seizures in real-time without side effects.