Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Steven Petrou, Ph.D., is a co-founder of our company and has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since January 2018. Dr. Petrou is the Director and Head of the Department of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, as well as the Head of Ion Channels and Human Disease Laboratory. Dr. Petrou is a recognized leader in the field of ion channel neuropathies in rare pediatric epilepsies and other neurodevelopmental disorders. His published interdisciplinary research has focused on functional genetics and genomics of epilepsy, elucidation of mechanisms of disease, development of several of the first animal models of genetic epilepsy and discovery and evaluation of consequent precision medicine approaches. Dr. Petrou received a B.S. in zoology and genetics and a Ph.D. in zoophysiology from the University of Melbourne.