Professor Steven Petrou

Professor Steven Petrou


Deputy Director
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Petrou is a neuroscientist focussed on understanding disease mechanisms in genetic epilepsy. He has made seminal contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the pathology of genetic epilepsy. His pioneering disease models have identified the pathological changes that precede epilepsy, showing that early treatment is critical for controlling seizures and the attendant quality of life destroying comorbidities. His recent work is the first to show that disease mechanism based therapies can be effective treatments in epilepsy paving the way for future precision therapeutics benefiting millions of patients and their families


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