Nigel P. Pedersen, MBBS, FAES, FANA

  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research
  • Director of the Epilepsy and Systems Neuroscience Lab
  • Epileptologist, UC Davis Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Neuroscience and Center for Mind and Brain
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor Sheela Toprani, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheela Toprani, MD, PhD is an Epileptologist who joined UC Davis as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery in July 2021. The consummate scientist, her research bridges the fields of epilepsy, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroengineering, with a direct bridge to impacting patients. Dr. Toprani’s ultimate goal is to provide holistic care to her patients suffering from refractory epilepsy, care that considers the patients’ cognitive and psychosocial function throughout their experience, for the best possible cognitive outcomes.