Does stress cause seizures?

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Nigel Jones Personal web page

Project Details

Many patients with epilepsy report that the most commonly experience seizures when they are stressed. However, assessment of a patient’s stress level is very subjective, and difficult to control for.

This project will use animal models of epilepsy to establish A) whether acute stress does indeed increase the probability of seizures from occurring, and B) determine the physiological mechanisms of how this occurs. This research will open up avenues for new therapies for seizures which may be appropriate for many different epilepsy patients.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Jones Laboratory: Epilepsy and Behaviour

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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