Newton Webinar Series
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jeanne Paz, PhD

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes

Jeanne Paz, PhD, probes the mysteries of consciousness and how different parts of the brain connect to create our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. She specializes in epilepsy, a disorder that disrupts these connections, and has identified a small region in the brain that holds promise for future therapies.

Understanding the mechanics of epilepsy is the first step to finding effective treatments. Learn how the Paz lab’s unique approach to clarifying those mechanics is leading to potential treatment paths.

As the eyes of the world have turned upon the scientific community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Gladstone’s researchers are part of an unprecedented effort to develop effective testing, explore potential therapeutics, and accelerate toward a vaccine as rapidly as possible. Meanwhile, our research in neurology, cardiology, and bioinformatics remains vitally important and continues to move forward in spite of physical constraints.


May 20, 2020
12:00-1:00pm PDT

The Newton Webinar Series is inspired by the story of Isaac Newton’s extraordinary intellectual output while in quarantine during the Great London Plague of 1665, and offers an alternative to all the news related to COVID-19. Each week, we will feature a conversation with Gladstone’s scientists and explore their moonshot ideas, how they approach their work, and what they think medicine may look like 10, 20, and 50 years from now.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.