Dr. Glykys received his Medical Degree from the Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela (2001), followed by a year of general medicine practice in underserved communities in Carabobo, Venezuela. He obtained a Doctoral Degree in Neuroscience (2002-07) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) using electrophysiological techniques to study: GABA(A) receptor subunits mediating phasic and tonic inhibition; neuronal hyper-excitability; and the characterization of a mouse model of autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. Next, he did two years of post-doctoral research at MGH (2007-09) studying neonatal seizures and intracellular chloride changes during early development. During his research time, he obtained an American Epilepsy Society pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship as well as a UCLA Gonda Fellowship.
In 2009, Dr. Glykys joined the Pediatric Residency program at MGHfC, followed by Pediatric Neurology Residency (2009-13) at Partners Neurology Program. He was the Co-Chief in the Pediatric Neurology Resident at MGH. Dr. Glykys was awarded an NIH R25 fellowship in 2012 and recently the AAN/ABF Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis.
Dr. Glykys currently practices general pediatric neurology at Cambridge Health Alliance and sees patients at the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscionosis Clinic at MGH. He continues to be actively involved in basic neuroscience research in neonatal seizures and mouse models of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis trying to better understand neuronal hyper-excitability that leads to seizures as well as new therapeutic opportunities to treat epilepsy.
Basic research interests:
-GABA(A) receptor physiology
-Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
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