Paul Buckmaster, DVM, PhD, Professor, received his D.V.M. from the University of California at Davis and his Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington. His laboratory uses electrophysiological and anatomical techniques to evaluate neuronal circuitry of temporal lobe structures.
Temporal lobe epilepsy is common, frequently refractory to treatment, and devastating to those affected. Our long-term goal is to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of this disease so that rational and effective therapies can be developed. We use electrophysiological, molecular, and anatomical techniques to evaluate neuronal circuitry in normal and in epileptic brains.