Anna Meehan-Enright

Ph.D. 2011

Thesis Title:

The Mechanism of Action of the Antiepileptic Drug Levetiracatem

Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:

Univ. of Minnesota - Twin Cities; B.BME. (Biomedical Engineering); 2007

Major Advisor(s):

Steven Rothman

Lab Rotations:

  • Timothy Ebner
  • Donald Simone
  • Steven Rothman
  • Theoden Netoff

Courses Taken Beyond the Core Courses:

  • BMEn 5101 – Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
  • BMEn 5401 – Advanced Functional Biomedical Imaging
  • BMEn 5444 – Muscle
  • BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering
  • NSU 5667 - Neurobiology in Disease
  • PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials
  • PHCL 5110 Introduction to Pharmacology

Graduate Level Minor:

  • Supporting program focused on clinical neuroscience applications

Selected Publications:

  • Meehan AL, Yang X, McAdams BD, Yuan L, Rothman SM. A new mechanism for antiepileptic drug action: vesicular entry may mediate the effects of levetiracetam. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Sep;106(3):1227-39. PMID: 21653714 [PubMed - in process]
  • Meehan, A.L., Yang, X.F., Yuan, L., and Rothman, S.M., 2012, "Levetiracetam has an activity-dependent effect on inhibitory transmission," Epilepsia, 53:469-476.

Conferences Attended:

  • Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting - 2007, 2008 , 2009

Awards and Honors:

  • NIH Neuro-physical computational interdisciplinary graduate traineeship; 2008-2010

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Neuroscience

Home Town:

  • Maple Plain , MN
Anna Meehan-Enright