Jenny Koenig

Jenny

Jenny Koenig
BS, Chemistry 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 
MD, PhD Student in Neuroscience
Chris Dulla, PhD, Adviser

 

 

 

Seizures can result when the complex network connections in the brain become disrupted or are improperly regulated. Following a traumatic brain injury, a large fraction of patients develop epilepsy through mechanisms that are not well understood. One hypothesis to explain this sequelae is that inhibitory neurons, called interneurons, are stressed during a trauma and can lose functionality or undergo cell death. This leaves other neuronal networks susceptible to hyperexcitability and epileptiform activity. In the Dulla lab, we use a variety of methods to better understand the mechanisms underlying post-traumatic epilepsy including metabolic inhibition, channel disruption, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemistry.

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