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Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
Biomedical Sciences
Basic Sciences Departments
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
Integrative Biology & Physiology
Microbiology & Immunology
Neuroscience Pharmacology
Epilepsy and the Cerebellum
“It’s exciting to be able to pursue research that could lead to new therapies,” says postdoctoral fellow Martha Streng, PhD.
Her research focuses on temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy in adults.
Current treatment options still leave as many as one-third of patients with uncontrolled seizures.
With her mentor, Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Dr. Streng is researching an area of the brain called the cerebellum as a potential target for neuromodulation. She currently holds a postdoctoral research fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society for her research, “Mechanisms of cerebellar inhibition of hippocampal seizures.”
 Match Day! The Medical School’s Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter hosts the Second Annual Student
Mental Health Awareness Conference.

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