Thomas Sick, M.S., Ph.D.
- Chair, Medical IRB-A
- Professor of Neurology and Physiology/Biophysics
My laboratory currently is examining the neural substrates underlying cognitive defects and the development of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury. We use electrophysiological techniques to monitor changes in hippocampal synaptic plasticity after injury both in vitro and in vivo. To study post-traumatic epileptogenesis, we use cortical electrocorticography and video analysis to detect both convulsive and non-convulsive seizures after brain trauma.