We host quarterly virtual research roundtables to provide a forum for scientists and clinicians to share updates on current projects, engage in discussions, and foster collaborations so that we can accelerate progress toward our vision of a brighter future where Glut1 Deficiency will be easy to diagnose early, treat effectively, and cure completely.


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our next roundtable

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

11:00-12:00 Eastern

11:00 to 12:00 Eastern

modeling Glut1 organoids and previewing the Global Keto Symposium

Caroline Pearson, PhD

Dr. Pearson is the Assistant Professor in Neuroscience in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a developmental neurobiologist, focused on elucidating the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that regulate neural stem cell maintenance and differentiation.

Dr. Pearson is particularly focused on understanding the early developmental programs that underlie brain development and how perturbation of these processes leads to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and epilepsy.

One area of interest in her group is the role of Glut1 and glucose metabolism in neural progenitor cells. Her studies involve mouse and human models of brain development.

Dr. Pearson's research is funded by extramural and intramural sources, including Brain and Spine Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Jong Rho, MD

Dr. Rho is the division chief of neurology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

His clinical expertise is in general pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy, with an emphasis on pharmacological therapies and metabolic approaches toward epilepsy treatment, such as the ketogenic diet.

His main research interests are the mechanisms underlying the anti-seizure and neuroprotective effects of the ketogenic diet and its clinical variants.

Dr. Rho's research activities have been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada and a variety of intramural and extramural public and private sector sources.


future roundtables


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

11:00-12:00 Eastern

Topics and Speakers TBA

previous roundtable reports

Spring 2023:  Speech and Language Focus
Special Presentations:  Prof. Dr. Jörg Klepper, Prof. Dr. Kristina Simonyan

Winter 2023:  Adult Patient Focus
Special Presentations:  Dr. Elizabeth Felton, Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka, and Dr. Tonya McDonald

Fall 2022:  Imaging Focus
Special Presentations:  Dr. Douglas Rothman, Dr. Nirbhay Yadav, Dr. Ramon Sun, and Dr. Joshua Kaggie

Spring 2022:  Treatment Development Focus
Special Presentations:  Dr. Christina Gurnett, Dr. Pierre Magistretti, and Dr. Serena Silver

Winter 2022:  Open Project Reports
Special Presentations:  Kathrine Haavardsholm, Dr. Jörg Klepper, Kit Donohue, Dr. Matthew Gentry

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