Sharon A. Swanger

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

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

For a more complete listing of Sharon Swanger's publications, visit PubMed.

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.