Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

The focus of Dr. Campbell’s research is to understand mechanisms involved in the development of tumor-associated seizures in the pediatric population and to examine molecular markers that could serve as therapeutic targets to treat pediatric epilepsy. Seizures are a particularly important problem in children suffering from brain tumors, as each seizure impairs normal cognitive development. Surprisingly, seizures in pediatric brain tumor patients are essentially understudied. This is at least partially due to a lack of good models for pediatric gliomas that recapitulates tumor associated epilepsy. The focus of Dr. Campbell’s research is to understand how interactions between pediatric tumor cells and the brain environment in which they grow influences tumor growth, peritumoral hyperexcitability and seizure susceptibility.

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Education and Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: PhD, Neurobiology
  • State University of New York at Binghamton: BS, Psychobiology

Previous Positions

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Instructor, Department of Neurobiology
    Research Associate, Laboratory of Dr. Harold Sontheimer, Department of Neurobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Harold Sontheimer, Department of Neurobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. David Sweatt, Department of Neurobiology Graduate Student, Laboratory of Dr. John J. Hablitz, Department of Neurobiology

Awards and Honors

  • Training Program in Brain Tumor Biology, 2010-2012

Selected Publications

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