Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation
Recipient: Rebecca C. Pierson
"Regulation of GABA-A receptors by gonadal steriods in NT2-N cells"
For many women with epilepsy, seizures occur more frequently at the start of menstruation, possibly due to shifts in hormones that occur during the menstrual cycle. We will test whether these hormones change the inhibitory GABA receptor on neurons, which might contribute to seizures. This work may lead to new treatments for some types of epilepsy. Funding Term 2005/2006 Academic Year