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Sharon Swanger, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Neuroscience
Sharon Swanger
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

PhD, Neuroscience
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

BS, Behavioral Neuroscience
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

  • 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.
  • 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