Pantazis Laboratory of Cellular Excitability - PaLaCE
🏆 Award: Antonios received the Swedish Fernström Prize!
📰 Publication: Mínguez-Viñas T, Prakash V, Wang K, Lindström SH, Pozzi S, Scott SA, Spiteri E, Stevenson DA, Ashley EA, Gunnarsson C, Pantazis A. Two epilepsy-associated variants in KCNA2 (KV1.2) at position H310 oppositely affect channel functional expression. J Physiol. 2023 Oct 26. doi: 10.1113/JP285052. PMID: 37883018.
💰 Funding: The Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden) funded our application FO2023-0025!
🏆 Award: Michelle Nilsson’s article received the “Best Scientific Paper Award” by the LiU Medical Faculty Student Association.
🙂 People: Panagiota “Penny” Gkotsi (Univ. of Patras School of Medicine) is joining us as an Erasmus+ exchange student.
🙂 People: Serena Pozzi is now officially a PhD student! She will study how a new variant of the cardiac sodium channel causes an unexpected, familial, and sometimes lethal type of cardiac arrhythmia.
🌎🏆 Conference & Award: Biophysical Society annual meeting, San Diego, CA. Michelle gave a platform presentation; Serena, Catherine and Antonios presented posters, and there was one more poster from our collaboration with the Olcese lab, UCLA. Antonios also co-chaired the Voltage-gated sodium and calcium channel platforms session. Catherine was given a travel award by the Biophysical Society!
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