Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation/Roger F. and Edna F. Fund
Recipient: Adam T. Mayer
"Network bursting and NMDA receptor expression and function"
Children who grow up with epilepsy are often cognitively impaired and unfortunately the cause of this is not known. I propose to study one aspect of brain function that is well known to be involved in learning and memory. I hypothesize that when the brain attempts to compensate for excessive activity from seizures, it reduces the effiacy of this component of learning and memory. Funding Term 2005/2006 Academic Year