Joseph Glykys, M.D., Ph.D.

Joseph Glykys, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Neurology
Research focus: 

The inhibitory system and its dysfunction in seizures

Office

319-335-2438
2324 PBDB

Lab

2310D-1 PBDB
319-335-0677

The Glykys Lab focuses on understanding how the inhibitory system works at the cellular level. We focus on how the dysfunction of the inhibitory system leads to seizures and the relationship of water and chloride movement in neurons. The long-term goal of our research is to enhance the inhibitory system to better treat seizures, especially neonatal seizures. Our areas of research include: studying changes in neuronal chloride concentration and cellular volume during pathological conditions, neonatal seizures, epilepsy, and GABA(A) receptor physiology. We approach these scientific questions in the neocortex with electrophysiological and two-photon imaging.

Research mode: 
Experimental

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