Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, Physiology & Biophysics and Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences
Phone: (949) 824-6478
Dr. Baram is a developmental neuroscientist and child neurologist and has focused her efforts on the influence of early-life experiences on the developing brain, and on the underlying mechanisms. She examines the role of inflammation on exacerbating early-life seizures, especially those associated with fever, especially on the role of inflammatory mediators secreted by brain cells and immune cells on seizures. Dr. Baram has trained multiple pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, including Autumn Ivy and Amy Brewster who are URM, and who now have their own NIH funded labs. Dr. Baram is also PI of a T32 grant from NINDS to support trainees in epilepsy research.
IFI Research Focus Area(s): Neurodegenerative Disease and Microglia Biologyinnate immunity, microglia, epilepsy