My primary research interests are in the electrophysiology and neurophysiology of sensory systems, as well as the neural mechanisms controlling brain excitability, particularly as it applies to the treatment of human epilepsy. I am currently working on four research projects. The first examines the cellular basis and functional significance of fast electrical oscillations in the sensory cortex. The second is concerned with areas of cerebral cortex uniquely dedicated to combining information from different sensory modalities. The third project is examining the role innate immune responses to traumatic brain injury may play in post-traumatic epilepsy and anxiety disorders. Finally, I am examining regions of the cerebral cortex that are involved in the perception of pain.