Research topics: We study mechanisms for development and prevention of injury-induced and genetic epilepsies.
Techniques: In vivo, in vitro recordings, patch clamp. immunocytochemistry, drug treatments, rodents
Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer
Required skills: Previous wet lab experience, Coursework, Interests in diseases of the CNS - Some courses relevant to neuroscience, neurology and lab experience desirable
This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM, Undergrads without previous exposure to laboratory research
How to apply: Contact Dr. Prince (email@example.com)
Project information: One current experiment deals with prophylactic effects of an approved drug, gabapentin, on a model of neocortical injury due to prolonged seizures ("status epilepticus") in wild type and genetically altered mice. In another experiment, we are assessing the mechanisms for spontaneous and febrile seizures and their potential treatment in a genetic model of severe childhood epilepsy ("Dravet's syndrome").