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Atul Maheshwari Lab

Maheshwari Lab News


Nov. 9, 2019: Congratulations to Corrinne Dunbar! We found that about 40 percent of patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit screen positive for deficits in attention with the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS), making it a useful tool to identify a common comorbidity of patients with seizures.

Jan. 15, 2019: The Maheshwari Lab was granted a 2-year NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to help study “Aberrant Phase-Amplitude Coupling as a Mechanism for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Nov. 1, 2018: Congratulations to Suhyeorn (Jane) Park! In collaboration Dr. Tzingounis’ lab at the University of Connecticut, we found that increasing the activity of inhibitory neurons paradoxically caused an overall increase in excitability.

July 1, 2018: The Maheshwari Lab was granted a 2-year MacDonald Research Grant “Dissecting the Cell Type-Specific Basis of Pharmaocresistant Epilepsy,” in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Xiaolong Jiang and Dr. Alica Goldman.

June 20, 2018: In collaboration with Jochen Meyer, Ph.D., Jeffrey Noebels, M.D., Ph.D., and Stelios Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D., we found that absence seizures have a surprising reduction in both activity and synchrony at the cellular level.