Anna Usoltseva


I am Anna Usoltseva, a sixth-year student of V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University (Russian Federation).

Over the past four years, I have been conducting my research at the Department of Medical Genetics and Clinical Neurophysiology at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University. The field of my research is the pharmacogenetics of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), or rather, the development of undesirable behavioral reactions of modern AEDs. The purpose of my current research is to determine the mechanisms of CNS adverse effects against the background of levetiracetam (LEV) intake.
I came to the Department of Medical Genetics and Clinical Neurophysiology as a fourth-year student in 2016, when I first got acquainted with the real research project in the laboratory. This experience dramatically changed my interests in medicine and made me more curious in such deep scientific areas as pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine, because they provide a deep understanding of the mechanisms of unwanted adverse reactions and help to find the appropriate treatment for each patient wiyh epilepsy.

I work with a patient with a diagnosis of epilepsy at the Neurological Center for Epileptology, Neurogenetics and Brain Research at the Clinic of the Krasnoyarsk State Medical University in my spare time.

Our center is trying to support patients as well as increase people’s awareness about epilepsy. We organize conferences, hold events for people in the framework of the day of epilepsy.

We are planning to hold a conference for doctors in February, a flash mob (or event) to raise awareness of people in our city.

I would like to be the ambassador of the purple day in my city, to spread information more effectively to people.

Thank you!

Location: Russian Federation

Hobbies: Medicine; Neuroscience; Effective learning Help for people with epilepsy; Walks; Reading and watching films;

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