The Epilepsy team has multiple areas of focus, spanning all ages to create a holistic view of epilepsy in pediatric and adult populations. A particular area of interest is the postictal period - the altered state of consciousness that immediately follows an epileptic seizure (Dr. Cam Teskey). Another important research area for the epilepsy team is their work on discovering the best models for epilepsy treatment (Dr. Deborah Kurrasch).
The team of basic scientists and clinical researchers successfully obtained a Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Fund grant and are working towards a clinical trial. The team has strong links to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and builds on their strengths in epilepsy and seizure disorders to develop a translational continuum from bench to bedside to population health studies in childhood through to adulthood epilepsy.
Epilepsy Team leaders:
Primary Lead – Dr. Paolo Federico
Co-Lead – Dr. Morris Scantlebury
Epilepsy team members
HBI member = **
Julia Kam **
Pierre Levan **
Penny Pexman **
Bruce Pike **