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Nealen Laxpati

Current Status: M4

Graduate Department: Biomedical Engineering

Other Degrees: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California;  

Advisor(s): Robert Gross, MD, PhD;

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


I coach the Emory Women's Water Polo team, and play for the Georgia Tech club team.


I am investigating the septohippocampal axis and its role in focal hippocampal epilepsy. I'm using optogenetic tools and electrophysiologic recordings to functionally dissect in vivo neural circuitry and try to reduce the presence of seizures.