Stephen Kruse

Stephen Kruse, Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering

Seeks to understand epilepsy

• What is your area of research or scholarship? My area of research is in understanding mechanisms of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) within the Department of Neurology.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Epilepsy is a common health problem. Understanding the mechanisms behind seizure-induced mortality might lead to better prophylactic treatment strategies for patients.
• What is your degree program and expected graduation date? Biomedical Engineering, Dec 2018
• Hometown: Burlington, IA
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Gordon Buchanan MD/Ph.D.
• What are your career goals? Medical School or Graduate School

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