Diana Pizarro is a graduate student in the UAB Department of Neurology.
Diana graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering.
Adeel Ilyas, MD
Chaitanya Ganne, MD, PhD is a post doctoral fellow in the UAB department of Neurology
After completing his med school, Chaitanya went on to specialize in multimodal integration and network neuroscience in understanding the pathogensesis of epilepsy as a part of his two PhDs, one from NIMHANS, Bangalore and another from Maastricht University, Netherlands. Through his work with simultaneous EEG-fMRI in primary generalized and focal epilepsies to integrated IEEG-fMRI/HARDI to study cognitive effects of epilepsy, he has shown how multimodal integration can add to our understanding of how the brain works in health and in disease. Through a fellowship in Clinical Neuroimaging at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, he has furthered his skill in mapping for neuronavigation along with newer techniques in network neuroscience. Currently, his work is focused at studying cortical influence of thalamic stimulation in patients with epilepsy.
"Integrating network neuroscience with clinical epileptology": Today the understanding of human brain is far from locating the different functions in specific regions of the brain. What's crucial to devising newer methods of treatment that provide improved clinical outcomes, is the ability to understand the intricate and dynamically varying network properties of the human brain in health and in disease
In the era of modern medical care, there are still patients with epilepsy who can not be helped with the available techniques. Our main goal is to better understand epilepsy and memory to bring hope, treatment, and healing.
“My tattoo is my way of saying thank you to Dr. Pati and Dr. Riley, and it reminds me every day that epilepsy is a tough thing to live with but quitting is not an option.”
Auriana Irannejed is an undergraduate research assistant in the UAB Department of Neurology
Emilia Toth, PhD
Diana Pizarro, BSEE
Dr. Sandipan Pati is an associate professor in the UAB Department of Neurology.
Epilepsy: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016
Neurology: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015
Sandipan Pati, MD
Epilepsy and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory
Dr. Adeel Ilyas is a resident in the UAB Department of Neurosurgery.
Emilia Toth, PhD is a post doctoral fellow in the UAB department of Neurology
Emilia Toth graduated with Ph.D. in Bioinformatics in epilepsy and electrophysiology at Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. She worked in Daniel Fabo and Istvan Ulbert’s lab. She is currently studying how the stimulation of the human thalamus affects the brain.
Emilia aims that this research will provide scientific basis and understanding for brain stimulation and modulation in epilepsy. In her free time (is there a thing at all?), Emilia enjoys being with her family, travelling, reading and watching sci-fi series.
Chaitanya Ganne, MD, PhD