Stem Cell Research May Lead to Epilepsy Treatment

A recent report by William Weir of The Hartford Courant highlighted the efforts of three different research lab groups at Wesleyan that are all working toward the same goal: using stem cells as a possible way to treat epilepsy. The labs are overseen by Laura Grabel, Lauren B. Dachs Professor of Science and Society, professor of biology; Janice Naegele, professor of biology, professor of neuroscience and behavior; and Gloster Aaron, assistant professor of biology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior. Their work was profiled in a Wesleyan Connection piece recently, titled: “Future Stem Cell-based Therapies for Treating Epilepsy Explored in 3 Biology Labs”.