Dr. Xue receives the 2016 CURE Epilepsy Felix Henry Memorial Award


Mingshan Xue, PhD, assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and investigator at the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories/Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, has been awarded the 2016 CURE Epilepsy Felix Henry Memorial Award.

Dr. Xue’s research is focused on the development of cortical circuits and how any malfunction of these circuits contributes to epileptic encephalopathies. This award is awarded in the honor of a Felix Henry, who started having seizures as a three-month old infant and tragically succumbed to epilepsy as a seven-month baby in March this year. His parents, Jen Scott and Pierre-Gilles Henry instituted this new $250,000 grant to support transformational scientific research programs.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a leading non-governmental agency fully committed to leading and supporting research in epilepsy. It was founded by a group of parents in 1998 and since its inception has raised more than $40million to support epilepsy research initiatives.

You can learn more about Dr. Xue’s research program and what motivated him to pursue this area of investigation on page 10 of CURE Foundation’s eNewsletter