Dr. Matthew Gentry, Prof. of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and director of the Lafora Epilepsy Cure Initiative Center at the University of Kentucky, is a remarkable man. From his beginnings in a blue-collar family in southern Indiana to being refused entry into a PT program to his current position working for the cure of an extremely rare disease, he is the definition of a rural whiz-kid scientist. Listen to us unravel his story.
Tip: Lafora disease is an autosomal recessive disturbance of glycogen metabolism leading to seizures and early death. If you don’t understand what this means, listen to the show and we will explain.