Dr Katherine Howell
Dr Katherine Howell is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and a Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Her clinical and research work focuses on severe, early-life epilepsies.”
Dr Howell’s work on SCN2A-related disorders has been important in describing their clinical features, determining a number of different subgroups (phenotypes) of SCN2A-associated epilepsies, and understanding the relationship between the SCN2A phenotype and the impact of the mutation on brain cell function.
In 2019, she will be the lead investigator on a the International Natural History Study of SCN2A related disorders. This study will provide critical information for future treatment trials.
Dr Howell was the first author on a paper describing a series of children with SCN2A published in Neurology.
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