CHILD NEUROLOGY RESEARCH
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James J. Riviello Jr.
Director, Division of Child Neurology
Dr. Riviello focuses on pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology and pediatric critical care neurology. Within these areas, his research has been in 1) the treatment of refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, 2) the epileptic encephalopathies in children, 3) pediatric neurocritical care, especially status epilepticus and neonatal seizures, and critical care neurophysiologic monitoring, and 4) neonatal and pediatric EEG. Dr. Riviello's research in the epileptic encephalopathies has led to improvement in the treatment of these disorders using high dose diazepam.
Cigdem Inan Akman
Dr. Akman's clinical research has focused on cognitive and behavioral problems associated with epilepsy, imaging modalities used for epilepsy diagnosis and epilepsy surgery.
Translational electrophysiology, neuromonitoring, neuroinformatics and pediatric neuro critical care; Role of neuronal networks in epilepsy; Human neuronal ensemble recording related to epilepsy and behavior; physiologic basis of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography(MEG); Electrophysiology related to developmental disability & autism in Tuberous Sclerosis (TS). Pathophysiology of seizures in TS, West Syndrome and Rolandic Epilepsy.
Studies of neurological, behavioral, and psychological outcomes in children with intrauterine exposure to cocaine. Neuro-developmental outcomes of brain injuries associated with prematurity.
Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories
Darryl C. De Vivo
Director, Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories
Biochemical and molecular studies of inherited and acquired metabolic diseases that affect the developing nervous system and muscular system. Research focuses on defects of oxidative metabolism and the molecular basis of glucose transporter deficiency syndromes.
Functional imaging studies of metabolic disease, including mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) and systemic lupus erythematosus; imaging of the hippocampus and amygdala.