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Besim Uzgil, MD, PhD

Title(s)Fellow, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-5001
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    UCSFFellowship2020Pediatric Epilepsy (In Progress)
    UCSFResidency-Fellowship2018Child Neurology
    UCSFResidency2015Pediatrics
    UCLA David Geffen School of MedicineM.D., Ph.D.2013Neuroscience Interdepartmental Research Program
    UCLAB.S.2005Neuroscience
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    UCSF Neurology2018Robert A. Fishman Lecture, Resident Presentation
    J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Programs2018J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Program Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)2017  - 2019NIH R25 P0518507
    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital2017Caring Tree Award, Family Advisory Council
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)2013 Richard D. Walter Award for Excellence in Neurology
    ARCS Foundation2007  - 2008ARCS Foundation Research Scholar
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)2005Fred Eiserling Award for Outstanding Research, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar Program
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)2005Frederick R. Waingrow Undergraduate Research Scholarship
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)2003  - 2005Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar

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    1. Uzgil B, Sherr EH. Neuroimaging in Aicardi-Goutières syndrome: Biomarkers for a progressive encephalopathy. Neurology. 2016 Jan 05; 86(1):15-6. PMID: 26581303.
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    2. Ch'ng TH, Uzgil B, Lin P, Avliyakulov NK, O'Dell TJ, Martin KC. Activity-dependent transport of the transcriptional coactivator CRTC1 from synapse to nucleus. Cell. 2012 Jul 06; 150(1):207-21. PMID: 22770221.
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    3. Cummings DM, André VM, Uzgil BO, Gee SM, Fisher YE, Cepeda C, Levine MS. Alterations in cortical excitation and inhibition in genetic mouse models of Huntington's disease. J Neurosci. 2009 Aug 19; 29(33):10371-86. PMID: 19692612.
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    4. Cepeda C, André VM, Wu N, Yamazaki I, Uzgil B, Vinters HV, Levine MS, Mathern GW. Immature neurons and GABA networks may contribute to epileptogenesis in pediatric cortical dysplasia. Epilepsia. 2007; 48 Suppl 5:79-85. PMID: 17910585.
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    5. Cepeda C, Starling AJ, Wu N, Nguyen OK, Uzgil B, Soda T, André VM, Ariano MA, Levine MS. Increased GABAergic function in mouse models of Huntington's disease: reversal by BDNF. J Neurosci Res. 2004 Dec 15; 78(6):855-67. PMID: 15505789.
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