Knowles Lab News & Events
The SynGAP Research Fund announced a $130,000 grant to the Knowles Lab at Stanford University to support research on SynGAP-related intellectual disability (SRID). SRID is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that causes severe intractable epilepsy, intellectual disability and is one of the leading genetic causes of autism.
The Knowles lab is honored and grateful to receive the 2023 McKnight Foundation Neurobiology of Disease award! The funds will be used to study neuron-to-OPC synapses in epilepsy.
Seizures tend to get progressively worse over time in people with epilepsy, and a new study in mice suggests why that might be the case.
The Knowles Lab has been awarded a grant to study the therapeutic potential for targeting myelin plasticity in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
New research by Dr. Juliet Knowles on the mechanisms of the progression of epilepsy that has the potential to help with future epilepsy treatments.
Congratulations, Juliet Knowles, MD, PhD, on your 2022 McCormick Faculty Award. This award was established to support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research directly, or by supporting the mentoring, training and encouragement of women pursuing the study of medicine, in teaching medicine, and engaging in medical research.
A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.
Scientists found that mice and rats that suffered from seizures commonly seen in people with epilepsy developed changes in the wiring of their brains that advanced the disease. A closer look showed that the cementing of these signals was driven by a process that also supports learning, memory, and attention.
5/2021: Congratulations to Knowles Lab member Tristan Saucedo, who received a 2021 Stanford Major Grant to support his summer research project on myelination and EEG coherence. Tristan also received a Stanford BioX Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2020.
4/2021: Congratulations to Knowles lab member Haojun (Lucy) Xu, whose original children’s book, Good Night Lucy: The Virus Fighter, was published in Japan. The book, which will help children (and possibly adults, too) understand how viruses and the immune system interact, is being translated into multiple languages.
3/2021: The Knowles lab research on maladaptive myelination in epilepsy was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Stroup Award for Pediatric Epilepsy Research!
- 5/2020: The Knowles lab research on maladaptive myelination in epilepsy was recognized by the Child Neurology Foundation Elterman Award!