Autism-Epilepsy Comorbidity

This study is aimed at identifying the molecular and cellular points of intersectional pathogenesis between autism spectrum disorders and epilepsies. There is a large intersection between the genetics of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (and other childhood epilepsy disorders). The major goal of this project is to understand the functional significance and cellular and molecular basis for autism-epilepsy comorbidities.