My major research goals are to understand the molecular pathophysiology and develop novel therapeutic strategies for epilepsy, with an emphasis on neurosteroids and GABA inhibition in the brain. Neurosteroids are steroids synthesized locally within the brain that rapidly change neural excitability by non-genomic mechanisms, principally via postsynaptic GABAA receptors that play critical role in epilepsy. Current work in his lab is focused on uncovering molecular mechanisms of neurosteroids in epilepsy and brain disorders, and testing the efficacy of mechanism-based, rationale therapeutic strategies for epilepsy and epileptogenesis. Reddy lab is utilizing multidisciplinary approaches such as pharmacological, molecular, electrophysiological (patch-clamp), mass spectrometry, and transgenic mouse models in research projects.

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selected publications
Academic Articles142
  • Reddy, D. S. (2017). Perimenstrual Seizures and Neurosteroid Withdrawal. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy: Second Edition. (pp. 933-940). Elsevier.
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  • Sohrabji, F., Jane Welsh, C., & Reddy, D. S. (2015). Sex Differences in Neurological Diseases. Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System. (pp. 297-323). Elsevier.
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  • Reddy, D. S. (2013). Neurosteroid Influences on Neuronal Excitability. Epilepsy in Women. (pp. 23-40). JOhn Wiley & Sons.
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  • Reddy, D. S., & Rogawski, M. A. (2010). Neurosteroid replacement therapy for catamenial epilepsy. Epilepsy: Mechanisms, Models, and Translational Perspectives. (pp. 501-513). CRC Press.
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  • Adithan, C., & Reddy, D. S. (2009). Funding opportunities in biomedical sciences and preparing a successful grant application. Biomedical Research: From Ideation to Publication.
Conference Papers11
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics; 1359 TAMUS
Bryan, TX 77807-3260