Anthony-Samuel LaMantia

Contact

Office phone: 540-526-2208

Email address: anthonysl@vt.edu

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.

Professor, Genetics of Brain Development, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech

Laboratory Head, Laboratory of Developmental Disorders and Genetics, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

The work in Dr. LaMantia's laboratory focuses on the developmental mechanisms that build neural circuits for distinct behaviors. The laboratory addresses these issues via genetic, molecular and cell biological analyses as well as assessments of neural circuit function and related behaviors. One essential aspect Dr. LaMantia's work integrates genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying neural development with those for cardiovascular and craniofacial developmentā€”the coordinated construction of brains, hearts, and faces. Dr. LaMantia's goal is to use insights into basic development and genetics to address the causes and help develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the broad range of developmental disorders that compromise the brain as well as other organ systems. These disorders result in a lifetime of health challenges for the affected infants and children, as well as for their families and caregivers.

For a more complete listing of Anthony LaMantia's publications, visit PubMed.

Education and Training

  • Washington University: Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Yale University: PhD , Neuroscience
  • University of Chicago: BA , Biology

Previous Positions

  • George Washington University School of Medicine
    Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • GW Institute for Biomedical Science PhD. Program in Neuroscience
    Director
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
    Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Research Award, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2015
  • Finalist, NIH Pioneer Award Competition, May 2012 (1/23 finalists from 500+ applicants)
  • Reynolds Faculty Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2008.
  • Nicholson Investigator, National Alliance for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders: 2005-2006
  • Wodecroft Investigator, National Alliance for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders: 2000-2001