Welcome to the Carvill Lab

The primary goal of our research is to use gene discovery and molecular biology approaches to identify new treatments for epilepsy.

We aim to identify the genetic causes of epilepsy and use stem cell models to understand how these genetic mutations can cause epilepsy.

Our work is based on the promise of precision medicine where knowledge of an individual’s genetic makeup shapes a personalized approach to care and management of epilepsy.

Principal Investigator

Gemma L. Carvill, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology – Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Pharmacology


The goal of our lab is to determine the genetic causes of epilepsy, as well as study how

pathogenic variants in these genes affect how the brain develops and functions.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team behind the dream.