Divergent Sleep Phenotypes and Impacts on Sleep-Based Therapy in Two Distinct Pre-Clinical Models of Genetic Refractory Epilepsy

Friday, November 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Speaker: Franck Kalume, PhD

For centuries, sleep disturbances have been known to be associated with epilepsy. In this seminar, Dr. Kalume will explore the sleep phenotypes associated with two distinct forms of genetic forms of refractory epilepsy.  Subsequently, he will discuss their response to and influence on the efficacy of sleep-based interventions in pre-clinical models.

Franck Kalume, PhDAbout the Speaker
The seminar will be presented by Franck Kalume, PhD, a principal investigator in the Center for Integrative Brain Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and an associate professor in the department of Neurological Surgery and adjunct associate professor in the departments of global health and pharmacology at the University of Washington. Dr. Kalume’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive epilepsy and related conditions, with the goal of making discoveries that lead to improved treatments for affected children and adults.

This seminar is part of CURE Epilepsy’s Frontiers in Research Seminar Series. This program is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family and aims to help educate and expose researchers, clinicians, and students to exciting epilepsy research and also provide opportunities for young investigators to interact with leaders in the field.