Benjamin Kreitlow


Epilepsy is an incredibly common neurological disease that will affect almost 1 in every 26 individuals. Medications fail to control seizures in nearly one-third of patients with epilepsy. The number one cause of death in patients with medically-refractory epilepsy is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP. SUDEP has been shown to occur more often during the night. I am interested in better understanding the role that circadian rhythms and oscillating neurophysiological systems play in this nocturnal susceptibility to seizure-induced death.


Benjamin Kreitlow
Hometown: Kanawha, IA
BA, Neuroscience, Wartburg College, MS, Integrated Biosciences, University of Minnesota