Research Cafe

Catastrophic Epilepsies: from Traditional to Novel Treatments | Featuring Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus

Wednesday, April 23 | 4:00pm
Cougar Grounds | Barron's Dining Room

Free for all students - Refreshments and snacks served
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Come learn and talk about:
- What is catastrophic epilepsy?
- Why 30% or more of children with epilepsy are unresponsive to the available medications?
- What are the emerging and alternative treatments in pediatric epilepsies?

About Dr. Ziburkus:
Dr. Ziburkus Jokubus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston. His research mainly focuses on a pediatric form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. He seeks to understand the early neural network dysfunctions that underlie formation of epilepsy and is currently experimenting with a neurotransmitter like molecule adenosine in preventing the formation of Dravet syndrome. Jokubas has published his findings in high caliber Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience journals and most recently has won UH Teaching Excellence Award.To learn more visit the webpage for Dr. Ziburkus

What are Research Cafes? Research Cafes are informal, interactive discussions open to everyone interested in the topic being  presented. Participation in the dialogue between the audience and the speaker is strongly encouraged.