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Epilepsy as a Window to Mechanisms of Neuronal Plasticity

Course code: 90330 Winter 2015 
Thursday afternoon, 4:30 PM
GNRF 1st floor conference room

A graduate/postgraduate course for trainees of the Epilepsy-focused T-32 and interested others.

Logistics & changes organizer: Katelin Patterson PhD Candidate

Introduction to epilepsy: How does the brain become epileptic? Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD
Professor, Anatomy/Neurobiology, Pediatrics, Neurology
January 15
Neurodegeneration in epilepsy: Implications for other neurodegenerative disorders John H. Weiss, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology

January 22
Inhibitory mechanisms in epilepsy and optogenetic control of seizures Ivan Soltesz, PhD
Professor& Chair, Anatomy & Neurobiology

January 29
Genetic models in epilepsy research Alan Goldin, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Anatomy/Neurobiology 
February 5
Epileptogenesis and memory: Common mechanisms? Os Steward, PhD
Professor, Director, Reeve Irvine Center

February 12
Time may change
Novel mechanisms in epileptogenesis: Epigenetics Marcelo Wood, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

February 19
Medical therapies of epilepsy and clinic visit Jack Lin, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology

February 26  
Surgical cure of epilepsy: The state-of-the-art. With videos and surgical room visit Frank Hsu, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurosurgery

March 5

The structural and functional bases of plasticity in normal and epileptic hippocampus


Christine Gall, PhD,                         Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

March 12
Journal club and exam; Epilepsy research: A means to understand and modulate neuroplasticity? Course participants & faculty  March 19