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Neuroscience at the beach


We study molecular and circuit mechanisms of childhood brain disorders


We take a cross-disciplinary approach to study the neural circuit basis of epilepsy and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Our research goals are to discover how improper nervous system development causes epilepsy and to use this information to develop new therapies. We are part of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine. The lab also participates actively in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Epilepsy Research CenterCenter for Autism Research and TranslationStem Cell Research Center and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.



Andrew Haddad receives 2018 SURP Fellowship
Will perform his undergraduate research project in the lab this summer.

Young Kim receives AES Fellows Program Award
Will present his work on neurodevelopmental disorders in Dec 2017 [link]

Human stem cells grow in a dish

Recordings from a patient-derived neuron

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Read our work


Links to all of our papers can be found here.


Work with us


If you are interested in a position in our lab, you can learn about current openings here.


Postdoc position


We are actively recruiting a postdoc with a background and interest in systems neuroscience. Learn more