Sharon A. Swanger

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

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Education and Training

  • Emory University: Ph.D. , Neuroscience
  • Lehigh University: B.S. , Behavioral Neuroscience

Previous Positions

  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Instructor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards and Honors

  • Scholar of the Year, Neuroscience Ph.D. Program, Emory University, 2012
  • Division Scholar Award, Graduate Division of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Emory University, 2005-2010
  • College Scholar Honors Program, Lehigh University, 1997-2001
  • Alfred R. Glancy Full Tuition Scholarship, Lehigh University, 1997-2001

Research Areas

Synaptic Function

Selected Publications

Swanger SA, Vance KM, Acker TM, Zimmerman SS, DiRaddo JO, Myers SJ, Mosley CA, Summer SL, Menaldino DF, Liotta DC, Traynelis SF. (2018). A novel negative allosteric modulator selective for GluN2C/2D-containing NMDARs inhibits synaptic transmission in hippocampal interneurons. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 9(2): 306-19.

Fry AE, Fawcett KA, Zelnik N, Yuan H, Thompson BAN, Shemer-Meiri L, Cushion TD, Mugalaasi H, Sims D, Stoodley N, Chung SK, Rees MI, Patel CV, Brueton LA, Layet V, Giuliano F, Kerr MP, Banne E, Meiner V, Lerman-Sagie T, Helbig KL, Kofman LH, Knight KM. (2018). De novo mutations in GRIN1 cause extensive bilateral polymicrogyria. Brain .

Bhattacharya S, Khatri A, Swanger SA, DiRaddo JO, Yi F, Hansen KB, Yuan H, Traynelis SF. (2018). Triheteromeric GluN1/GluN2A/GluN2C NMDA receptors with unique single channel properties are expressed in cerebellar granule cells. Neuron : In press.

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