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Jaideep Kapur, MD, PhD

University of Virginia

Jaideep Kapur, M.B.B.S., MD, PhD, is the Eugene Meyer III Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Neurology at the University of Virginia. He is the Director of the Neurosciences Center at University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Kapur has a long-standing interest in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying prolonged self-sustaining seizures, called status epilepticus. His laboratory studies mechanisms of rapid plasticity of synapses and neuronal circuits during status epilepticus. He is a co-leader of the Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT), a National Institutes of Health-funded (NIH) multicenter clinical trial to determine the best second line treatment of benzodiazepine refractory status epilepticus. Another area of research is regulation of seizures by hormonal fluctuations. Grants from National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, Epilepsy Foundation, and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) support his research.

He served as the President of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in 2010. He received the 2013 Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Basic Science conferred by the American Epilepsy Society.

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