Last updated June 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm
Meet Ingrid Scheffer. She helped discover the first known gene for epilepsy. Her work has improved diagnosis and treatments for epilepsy sufferers around the world. Her mother was a nurse but she was afraid of the sight of blood! Eventually she found science where she loves trying to help patients.
The Australian Academy of Science's Brain Box series lets you get to know the wonderful brains behind the science.