The LGS Foundation Research Award provides funding for young and established investigators, physician residents, and clinicians who seek to advance our understanding of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).

Grants may be one year or two years and are intended to support research projects that answer questions

related to the underlying biology, clinical aspects, therapies, and/or causes of LGS.

Past Recipients

  • Kay-Marie Lamar, PhD - Northwestern University

         "Defining the Molecular Mechanisms of CHD2 in LGS"

  • Vanesa Nieto-Estevez, PhD - UT Southwestern Medical Center

         "Modeling Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in Human Cerebral Organoids"

  • Aaron Warren, PhD Candidate - Melbourne Brain Centre

         "Identifying neuroimaging predictors of treatment outcomes following deep brain stimulation in                  patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome"

  • Nicholas Poolos, MD, PhD - University of Washington Department of Neurology

         "Large scale analysis of antiepileptic drug efficacy in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome"

  • Robert Hunt, Ph.D. - University of California Irvine Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology Robert Hunt Lab. "CHD2 model for LGS"

  • Candace Myers, Ph.D. - University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine "Identifying Genetic Causes of LGS"

  • Brian Grone, Ph.D. - Epilepsy Research Laboratory Department of Neurological Surgery University of California, San Francisco

        "A Zebrafish Model for LGS"

  • Thiele, Elizabeth, MD, Ph.D. - Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program Massachusetts General Hospital "Low Glycemic Index Treatment in Patients with LGS"

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