2015 Early Career Award Recipients

Predoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Susan Spencer Clinical Research Training in Epilepsy
Junior Investigator
Clinical Research and Training Fellowship

Predoctoral Fellowships

Andrew Hooper, B.A.
Tufts University
"The Role of Hippocampal CRH Neurons in Stress and Seizure Susceptibility"

Dipan Patel, M.S.
University of Utah
"Role of TNFa System in Causing Hyperexcitation in Hippocampus"

Stephanie Villalba, M.S.
LSU Health Sciences Center
"Pharmacogenetic Interactions in the Kcna1-null Mouse Model of SUDEP"

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Armen Abramian, Ph.D.
Stanford University
"Secretion of endozepines: Helping the brain help itself control seizures"

Isabella Ferando, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
"Silencing epileptogenic circuits during the latent phase of epilepsy"

Lindsey Gano, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
"Sirtuin 3 Dysregulation in Epileptogenesis"

Donald Joseph, Ph.D.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"The Aristaless homeobox transcription factor is PV cell maturation"

Balu Krishnan, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
"Noninvasive Focus Localization via Connectivity Analysis of Interictal Data"

Sudhir Sivakumaran, Ph.D.
Tufts University
"Role of chloride plasticity in seizure progression and pharmacoresistance"

Susan Spencer Clinical Research Training in Epilepsy

Leigh N. Sepeta, Ph.D.
Children’s National Health System 
"Temporal lobe epilepsy in pediatric patients"

Junior Investigator

Jacqueline Burre, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Dysfunction of STXBP1 in infantile epileptic encephalopathies"

Patrick Forcelli, Ph.D.
Georgetown University
"Optogenetic control of seizures via superior colliculus"

Christos Papadelis, Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital
"Propagation of high frequency oscillations as biomarker of epilepsy"

Clinical Research & Training Fellowship

Kristina Julich, M.D.
Children's Hospital Boston
"Molecular Markers in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex"