Gene Therapy for Epilepsy

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Gene Therapy for Epilepsy

Gene therapy holds promise as a treatment for genetic epilepsies but also as a rational replacement for surgical treatment of pharmaco-resistant focal epilepsy. However, current experimental gene therapies rely either on permanent modification of neuronal function, or on exogenous delivery of agonists to achieve on-demand modulation, and do not discriminate between neurons involved in seizures and healthy neighbour neurons. The lab aims to develop and explore  new gene therapy approaches for targeting  neurons involved in seizure generation.