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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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John W. Swann, Ph.D.

John W. Swann

Department of Pediatrics - Neurology
Scientific Director of The Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories

Phone: 832-824-3969
Fax: 832-825-4217


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanisms of hearing deficits
  • Early-life seizures
  • Gene profiling of epilepsy

Selected Publications

  • Jacobs MP, Leblanc GG, Brooks-Kayal A, Jensen FE, Lowenstein DH, Noebels JL, Spencer DD, Swann JW. Curing epilepsy: progress and future directions. Epilepsy Behav. 2009. 14(3):438-45.
  • Lee CL, Frost JD Jr, Swann JW, Hrachovy RA. A new animal model of infantile spasms with unprovoked persistent seizures. Epilepsia. 2008. 49(2):298-307.
  • Nishimura M, Owens J, Swann JW. Effects of chronic network hyperexcitability on the growth of hippocampal dendrites. Neurobiol Dis. 2008. 29(2):267-77.
  • Swann JW. The spine loss paradox: clues to mechanisms and meaning. Epilepsy Curr. 2008. 8(6):168-9.
  • Swann JW, Le JT, Lam TT, Owens J, Mayer AT. The impact of chronic network hyperexcitability on developing glutamatergic synapses. Eur J Neurosci. 2007. 26(4):975-91.
  • Swann JW, Le JT, Lee CL. Recurrent seizures and the molecular maturation of hippocampal and neocortical glutamatergic synapses. Dev Neurosci. 2007. 29(1-2):168-78.
  • Yabut O, Renfro A, Niu S, Swann JW, Marín O, D'Arcangelo G. Abnormal laminar position and dendrite development of interneurons in the reeler forebrain. Brain Res. 2007. 1140:75-83.

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