I received my PhD in Cellular and Developmental Biology at Stony Brook studying the synthesis and trafficking of potassium channels in neurons. During my graduate studies I described a novel sequence in the Kv1 potassium channel pore which played a critical role in directing potassium channels to the cell surface of neurons. My post graduate studies at Cold Spring Harbor Labs focused on detecting neural stem cells in human brain noninvasively utilizing MRI/MRS methodologies. These studies identified a potential signal for stem cells in the human brain. After completing my clinical fellowship in Epilepsy at Yale, I joined the Department of Neurology at Stony Brook as faculty. I am currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Child Neurology Division and Epilepsy Fellowship Program.