SAAD ABBASI

Postdoctoral Scholar
Neurophysiology

111 Irvine Hall
Lab Phone: 949-824-3463
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EDUCATION

PhD, Neuroscience, Florida State University [Sanjay Kumar lab]
Dissertation: The role of the presubiculum in temporal lobe epilepsy

BS, Biology, Florida State University [Sanjay Kumar lab]

RESEARCH

I am a Postdoc in the Hunt lab at UCI. I completed my graduate training with Sanjay Kumar at Florida State University where I examined the role of presubiculum in a rodent model of temporal lobe epilepsy. I am now studying the role of interneurons in childhood epilepsy using mouse models and stem cells. My research is supported in part by the T32 NIH Training Program in Epilepsy Research at UC Irvine.

PUBLICATIONS

Layer-specific modulation of entorhinal cortical excitability by presubiculum in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Abbasi S, Kumar SS
Journal of Neurophysiology (2015) [Link]

Regular-spiking cells in the presubiculum are hyperexcitable in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Abbasi S, Kumar SS
Journal of Neurophysiology  (2014) [Link]

Electrophysiological and morphological characterization of cells in superficial layers of rat presubiculum.
Abbasi S, Kumar SS
Journal of Comparative Neurology (2013) [Link]

Diversity and excitability of deep-layer entorhinal cortical neurons in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Pilli J, Abbasi S, Richardson M, Kumar SS
Journal of Neurophysiology (2012) [Link]

 
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016          Selected for platform talk at American Epilepsy Society Meeting
2016          American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award
2016          UC Irvine Postdoctoral Travel Award to SfN
2015-17   T32 NIH Training Program in Epilepsy Research at UC Irvine
2015           Best Poster Award, Life Sciences Symposium at Florida State University
2014           Bryan W. Robinson Endowment for the Neurosciences Award, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
2014           Dissertation Improvement Grant, Florida State University Graduate School
2013           Randolph R Rill Outstanding Junior Graduate Student Award, Florida State University

FUN FACT

Saad has been in several punk rock bands. We've found a couple of them online.