Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Recipient: Kristin L. Hillman
"American Epilepsy SocietyAdrenergic modulation of CA1 pyramidal neuron excitability"
Inhibiting electrical activity in the brain is an effective way to decrease seizure incidence, but widespread inhibition can also lead to sedation and mental confusion. Our research proposes a strategy to increase inhibition in the brain, but only in a selective region susceptible to epileptic activity and cellular damage. Funding Term 2005/2006