Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz: Epilepsy

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Schwartz epilepsy laboratory at Weill Cornell MedicineThe Epilepsy Research Laboratory in The Department of Neurosurgery is under the direction of Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz, who is currently conducting multipronged research efforts with his laboratory staff:

Hongtao Ma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Neurological Surgery

Mingrui Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Neurological Surgery

Eliza Baird-Daniel, Research Assistant

Poornima Gadamsetty, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate

The research lab is using several models of neocortical epilepsy to study how seizures start and spread through the brain, neurovascular coupling mechanisms during epilepsy, and therapeutic approaches to treat, cure or prevent epilepsy. Read more about our research projects:


Dr. Schwartz relies on the generosity of his supporters to fund his research laboratory. Find out how to make a donation to further epilepsy research.