In November Laura attended the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) conference in San Diego. SFN is one of the largest gatherings of scientists in the world. There were over 30,000 in attendance this year, all trying to understand how the brain works and what goes wrong in many different disorders of the nervous system.
Laura presented her work on how mutations in the GRIN2A gene from children with epilepsy cause the protein it makes, part of a receptor on nerve cells, to malfunction. Her work was very well received with a lot of interest from other scientists and pharmaceutical companies.
Overview of the poster sessions: https://twitter.com/bradleyvoytek/status/798298873022156800.