Posted on March 30, 2011
Feng Gu of the Ziburkus Lab has been awarded the BoBI Graduate Summer Fellowship for his proposal entitled “Functional Neural Mechanisms of Network Excitability in a Mouse Model of Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy”. He will spend this summer researching new methods to modulate the synchronous firing of neural populations that occur during seizures. This work will take advantage of mouse models of severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy. Mr. Gu will employ molecular biology, fast network imaging, electrophysiology and neuro-pharmacology to study and control the underlying neural mechanisms responsible for seizure behavior.