2016 Early Career Award Receipients

AES Junior Investigator Research Award
AES/EF Junior Investigator Research Award (supported by the Epilepsy Foundation)
AES Research and Training Fellowship for Clinicians
AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships
AES Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
AES/Wishes for Elliott Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (supported by AES and Wishes for Elliott: Advancing SCN8A Research)
AES/DSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (supported by AES and the Dravet Syndrome Foundation)

View 2015 Early Career Award recipients here.

AES Junior Investigator Research Award

Rafeed Alkawadri, M.D.
Real-Time and Passive Mapping of Brain Functions Based on Electrocorticograph
Yale University

Beth Lopour, Ph.D.
Data-driven Detection and Temporal Evolution of High Frequency Oscillations
University of California, Irvine

Amy Brewster, Ph.D.
The Role of C1q of the Classical Complement Pathway in Epileptogenesis
Purdue University

AES/EF Junior Investigator Research Award (supported by the Epilepsy Foundation)
Christine Baca M.D.
Understanding Pediatric to Adult Epilepsy Transition Care Gaps
University of California, Los Angeles

Kevin Murane, Ph.D.
A Nanotechnology Approach to Developing New Treatments for Epilepsy
Mercer University

AES Research and Training Fellowship for Clinicians
Juliet Knowles M.D., Ph.D.
Impact of Recurrent Seizures upon Myelin Structure and Plasticity
Stanford University
Mentors: Michelle Monje M.D., Ph.D., and John Huguenard, Ph.D.

AES/EF Research and Training Fellowship for Clinicians (supported by the Epilepsy Foundation)
Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D.
Defining Subcortical-Cortical Connectivity Disturbances in Focal Epilepsy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mentors: Victoria Morgan, Ph.D., Bassel Abou-Khalil, M.D., and Peter Konrad M.D., Ph.D.

AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships
John Blair, MSc.
A Human Neuronal Model of Tuberous Sclerosis
University of California, Berkeley
Mentor: Helen Bateup, Ph.D.

Kamesh Krishnamurthy, B.S.
TrkB and Epileptogenesis
Duke University
Mentor: James McNamara, M.D.

Bryan Barker, B.A.
Role of T-Type Calcium Channels in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Mentor: Manoj Patel, Ph.D.

Meagan Siehr, B.S.
Mechanisms Underlying Pathology and Antiepileptogenic Therapy in a Model of ISSX
Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: Jeff Noebels M.D., Ph.D.

AES Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Zane Lybrand, Ph.D.
Chemogenetic and Molecular Approaches to Probe Seizure-Induced New Neurons
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Mentor: Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

Candace Myers, Ph.D.
G-protein Signaling in Epileptic Encephalopathy
University of Washington
Mentor: Heather Mefford, M.D., Ph.D.

Megan Wyeth, Ph.D.
Inhibition of Interneurons in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Stanford University
Mentor: Paul Buckmaster, DVM, Ph.D.

Bin Gu, Ph.D.
Cell Type-specific Contributions of UBE3A Loss to Epilepsy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mentor: Ben Philpot, Ph.D.

Martial Dufour, Ph.D. (supported by LivaNova)
Exploring the Role of Adult Neurogenesis in Epilepsy
New York University School of Medicine
Mentors: Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D., and Helen Scharfman, Ph.D.

AES/Wishes for Elliott Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (supported by AES and Wishes for Elliott: Advancing SCN8A Research)
Andrew Tidball, Ph.D.
Mechanisms and Drug Discovery in SCN8A Patient iPSC-Derived Neurons
University of Michigan
Mentors: Jack Parent, M.D., and Lori Isom, Ph.D.

Christopher Makinson, Ph.D.
3D Human Culture Platform to Test SCN8A Epilepsy Mechanisms and Therapies
Stanford University
Mentors: John Huguenard, Ph.D., and Sergiu Pasca, M.D.

AES/DSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (supported by AES and the Dravet Syndrome Foundation)
Stefanie Makinson, Ph.D.
The Therapeutic Potential of the Thalamus in Dravet Syndrome
University of California, San Francisco
Mentors: Jeanne Paz, Ph.D., and Dan Lowenstein, M.D.