Signalling pathways of epileptic seizures

Explore the signalling pathways that induce NPAS4, which is highly induced in neurons during epileptic seizure, where it functions to dampen hyperexcitation.

NPAS4 is also induced during stroke, functioning as a neuroprotective agent. Defects in NPAS4 may be a component of autism spectrum disorders.

This project will explore the signalling pathways that induce NPAS4 and the downstream mechanisms by which NPAS4 functions in synapse development and neuroprotection.

Murray Whitelaw

Supervisor

Professor Murray Whitelaw

Research area: Biochemical responses to environmental and physiological stress

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Molecular and Biomedical Science

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