Neurotrophin Signaling and Epileptogenesis:  Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Elmore Auditorium
James O. McNamara, MD - Center for Translational Neuroscience, Duke Univ. Medical Center
Ryohei Yasuda, PhD
(561) 972-9000

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The lack of preventive treatments for common disorders of the nervous system is a glaring unmet medical need.  Temporal lobe epilepsy is a common and devastating disease.  An episode of prolonged seizures occurring in an otherwise healthy individual is thought to cause severe temporal lobe epilepsy emerging years later. Recent discoveries have identified targets and therapies to prevent this disease in experimental animals.   This presentation will review these discoveries and focus in particular on the causal role of excessive neurotrophin signaling in development of temporal lobe epilepsy.

This seminar is open to faculty, scientists, and students from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the Scripps Research Institute Florida, located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Florida. If you belong to an institution outside of the Jupiter campus and would like to attend, please send a request to