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Peter L. Carlen

Peter L. Carlen is a Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Physiology, and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is a clinician/scientist, specializing in epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases at the Toronto Western Hospital of the University Health Network. He was formerly the Head of Neurology at the Addiction Research Foundation. In 1989, he was appointed Director of the Playfair Neuroscience Unit and Neuroscience Research at the University Health Network for a 10 year term, where he is now a Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Fundamental Neuroscience. He has over 250 peer-reviewed biomedical publications and six patents. His main research interests are mechanisms of neural synchrony and entrainment in the context of epilepsy, the fetal alcohol syndrome, hypoglycemic seizures, and neurodegenerative processes. He also is an active neurological clinician with a practice focused on patients with epilepsy.


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