Caitlin McOmish

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Submitted by Linda McGlone

Caitlin developed epilepsy as a baby, having up to 30 seizures a day, but with her parents support and her own determination she overcame the odds and is now a promising neuroscientist. 

Caitlin received her PhD from the University of Melbourne. She was then awarded an NH&MRC overseas biomedical fellowship to undergo postdoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA. She has received several awards and honours including awards from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Australasian Neuroscience Society, as well as holding a current NARSAD Young Investigator award. Caitlin currently works at The New York Academy of Sciences, it’s mission is to advance understanding of science and technology.

Caitlin is an advocate of Epilepsy Action Australia and an ambassador for people living with epilepsy. She has contributed directly to EAA as a Director of its Board from March 2008 until October 2011 and currently is our representative and ambassador in New York.