Sodium Channels in Epilepsy

Sodium channels are crucial for the normal electrical activity of the brain, and subtle alterations in sodium channels can cause enhanced excitability and epilepsy. We are studying the role of altered sodium channel expression in animal models of both partial and generalized seizures using in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology recordings and molecular techniques. For further information, contact Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.