Brain Disorders & Therapy

Brain Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2168-975X

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Jing-Qiong Kang

Jing-Qiong Kang

Jing-Qiong Kang
Assistant professor
Vanderbilt University, USA

Biography

Jing-Qiong (Katty) Kang is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kang received her MD. PhD degree from Tongji Medical University, China and is a neurologist specialized in epilepsy. She joined Dr. Kenneth Maiese in the Department of Neurology, Wayne State University to study neurodegeneration briefly before she joined Dr. Robert Macdonald’s lab in Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There she has become a faculty member in the Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center of Human Development. Dr. Kang is interested in understanding the pathophysiology of GABAA receptor gene mutations in various epilepsy syndromes especially Dravet syndrome. Her current research centers around using genetically modified mouse models to understand the role of GABAA receptors in normal development and diseased conditions especially epilepsy. Dr. Kang is an award recipient of Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), Dravet.org which is formerly known as IDEA-League, Dravet syndrome foundation (DSF) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Research Interest

Her current research centers around using genetically modified mouse models to understand the role of GABAA receptors in normal development and diseased conditions especially epilepsy.

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