Morris Scantlebury

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

Clinical Neurosciences

Pediatric Neurologist

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Certification in Child Neurology,

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Alberta

Barbados Medical Council License #990


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.5045

Web presence

The Scantlebury Lab

Location

Office : HMRB278

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant:
Hemapriya Venkataraman
E: hemapriya.venkataram@ucalgary.ca
Ph: 403.220.6617 


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Pediatric epilepsy syndrome

Research activities

The principal foci of our laboratory are 1) to find a cure for infantile spasms and 2) to prevent the development of epilepsy following atypical febrile seizures in children. 

The principal foci of our laboratory are 1) to find a cure for infantile spasms and 2) to prevent the development of epilepsy following atypical febrile seizures in children.

My research has focused on the development and characterization of models of pediatric epilepsy syndromes. I have so far developed a model of temporal lobe epilepsy following atypical febrile seizures and a model of symptomatic infantile spasm syndrome. In a collaborative approach, our laboratory utilizes long-term EEG and behavioral assessments (Barnes maze, Morris water maze, social chamber, open field) in conjunction with molecular, biochemical, pharmacological and electrophysiological (in-vitro field potentials and whole- cell patch clamp) techniques to understand the factors underlying seizure/epileptogenesis in the animal models. Our overall goal is to use this increased understanding derived from the animal models to guide the discovery of novel targets for therapeutic intervention that can be rapidly translated to clinical practice. 



Publications

PubMed


Awards

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Research Fellowship in Neuroscience and Psychiatry.
  • American Epilepsy Society Award for Excellence in Pediatric Epilepsy Research, Pediatric Highlights.
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, American Epilepsy Society.
  • Travel scholarship, International school of Neurological Sciences. Venice, Italy.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research/Epilepsy Canada Postdoctoral Research Scholarship.
  • George A. Savoy Award for Best Presentation by a Fellow, EAEEG Meeting. New York City,USA.
  • George A. Savoy Award for Best Presentation by a Fellow, EAEEG Meeting. St. Sauveur, Quebec, Canada.