Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation
Recipient: Sunita N. Misra
"Molecular physiology of mutant sodium channels in familial epilepsy"
Sodium channels are proteins in nerve cell membranes involved in generating electrical activity in the brain. Genetic defects in sodium channels can result in several types of epilepsy ranging in severity from mild to malignant. This research examines how mutations disturb sodium channel function to cause epilepsy. Funding Term 2005/2006 Academic Year