Tim Benke, MD, PhD is the Ponzio Family Endowed Chair in Neurology Research at University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Benke received his MS in electrical engineering at Rice University and his MD, PhD at Baylor college of Medicine. He completed his clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity/University of Bristol in the UK.
After he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, his lab has focused on the molecular mechanisms that are impacted by early-life seizures that go on to cause intellectual disabilities and autism.
Dr. Benke has translated his molecular and genetic research of epilepsy and developmental disabilities back to the bedside by initiating multidisciplinary clinics, in particular the Rett Syndrome clinic and the CDKL5 Center of Excellence.
IFCR is proud to support Dr. Benke’s efforts to study CDKL5, both clinically and in the laboratory.. Since 2012, IFCR has helped to fund Dr. Benke’s CDKL5 Center of Excellence and we are excited with what the future holds!