By: Sandra Linder

Florian completed his PhD in Neuroscience with Dr. Jean Christophe Poncer at Sorbonne University (Paris). During his PhD, he explored the mechanisms regulating the expression and function of the K+/Cl- transporter type 2 (KCC2) in the brain and investigated the therapeutic potential of targeting this transporter in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). He is excited going the lab and will focus more specifically on the mechanisms underlying pathological ensemble activities in the epileptic brain.

Ivan Soltesz and his colleagues have found that a marijuana-like chemical in the brain calms epileptic seizures but also increases memory loss. […]

Mahad is a medical student at Stanford. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Neuroscience. He now plan to work with Dr. Farrell to investigate the role of the medial mamillary body in spatial cognition, as well as in the encoding and retrieval of memory.