A/Prof Nigel Pedersen

Neurologist, Emory University School of Medicine

I am an academic epileptologist with sub-specialization and primary effort in pre-surgical planning, intracranial EEG and stimulation studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I undertook post-doctoral research and clinical training at Harvard Medical School and was on faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center before being recruited to Emory University. Overall, my laboratory studies the translational systems neuroscience of epilepsy, large scale brain circuits, and the therapeutic potential of modulating large scale networks in epilepsy in both humans and mouse models. Human work includes studying short-latency cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs) and the role of CCEPs in pre-surgical evaluation, as well as cognitive neuroscience projects. Basic work is examining the relationship between sleep-wake and seizures, including using components of sleep-wake circuits to control brain rhythms and seizure threshold. My present work is supported by the NIH and Woodruff Foundation.

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