Dr. J. Chris Sackellares
Dr. J. Chris Sackellares was born in Savannah, received his bachelors in Chemistry at the University of Georgia in 1970, and his MD at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his rounds as an intern in the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville in ‘74, and then his residency in neurology ‘77. He also at the University of Virginia he trained in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist. Dr. Sackellares worked at the University of Michigan in the Neurology department and then founded the University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program in 1979. He has been a Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida since ‘94. He was also the Chief of Neurology at the Gainesville VA Medical Center. Dr. Sackellares was a founding member of the University of Florida Biomedical Engineering Program and currently serves as Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He now researches while working within the Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry Departments. His is also an Affiliate Professor of Neuroscience in the University of Florida, where he teaches Neuroscience courses at the graduate level.
There are no undergraduates working under Dr. Sackellares at the moment but there are opportunities for qualified applicants that have done work in computer modeling , engineering, and Neurology. Dr. Sackellares works with the Neural Engineering staff on his epilepsy research that includes Dr. Paul R. Carney, Dr. Leon D. Iasemidis, Dr. Panagote M. Pardalos, Dr. José C. Príncipe, and Dr. Mark C. Yang. There are also currently 5 graduate assistants that were not mentioned. Research
Dr. Sackellares researches epilepsy in humans. Epilepsy can affect anyone of any age which makes it the most common dangerous brain disorder. About 7 of every 1,000 suffer from this seizure causing disease.. The high incidence of epilepsy occurance comes from the large number of causes,...
Bibliography: Sackellares JC, Smith DB: Myoclonus with electrocerebral silence in a patient receiving penicillin.
Arch Neurol 36:857-858, 1979
Sackellares JC, Dreifuss FE: The treatment of epilepsy in children. Current Prescribing 5: 63-77,
Sutula TP, Sackellares JC, Miller JQ, Dreifuss FE: Intensive monitoring in refractory epilepsy.
Neurology 31:243-247, 1981.
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