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The Research Recognition Awards are the Society's highest research awards, to encourage and recognize active basic science and clinical investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy.
Miriam Meisler Lab's Mouse Model Provides Breakthrough for Potential New Treatment of Rare Childhood Epilepsy
U-M researchers have spent years developing mouse models that would allow for testing new therapies for rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies resulting from a single genetic mutation. Their research now suggests that SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses.
Dr. Carol Fierke, Dean of the Rackham School of Graduate studies, presented Dr. Miriam Meisler the award on April 17, 2017.