Edward Glasscock, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Prothro Distinguished Chair & Director of Graduate Studies

Biological Sciences


Office: DLSB
Phone: 214-768-4050
Email: eglasscock[@]smu.edu
Professional website: http://glasscock-lab.mozello.com

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine


Lab office: 338 DLSB

Research Interests:

Dr. Glasscock’s lab, the Cardiorespiratory Neurogenetics Laboratory, is dedicated to understanding the genes and mechanisms underlying epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Epilepsy is characterized by spontaneous recurring seizures and represents the fourth most common neurological disorder affecting about 1 in 26 Americans during their lifetime. People with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying suddenly for unknown reasons. These deaths are classified as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and represent the leading cause of epilepsy-related mortality. In our research, we utilize genetic mouse models of epilepsy, employing a wide array of in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro electrophysiological techniques, pharmacology, histology, and molecular analyses.   

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