Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation
Recipient: Vikram Ramnath Rao
"The role of Arc in neuronal activity homeostasis"
Brain cells use genes to protect themselves from the excessive electrical activity that occurs during seizures. We propose to study how the brain uses one gene, called Arc, in its normal defense against seizures, By understanding how Arc works, we hope to gain insights that can be used to develop new therapies for epilepsy. Funding Term 2005/2006 Academic Year