Biography Edward Glasscock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He did his graduate training in the lab of Mark Tanouye, PhD, at the University of California at Berkeley, receiving his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2005. Subsequently, he trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD, in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and in 2011, he was promoted to the level of Instructor.
In 2013, he joined the faculty in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at the Louisiana Health Sciences Center – Shreveport as an Assistant Professor. Since joining the department, he has established the Cardiorespiratory Neurogenetics Laboratory at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), which focuses on understanding the genes and mechanisms underlying epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). In addition to running a research lab, he also currently serves as the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy (2017-present). In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy.
During the course of his career, Dr. Glasscock has published in many high impact journals in the fields of neuroscience, genetics, and cardiology including Nature Neuroscience, Science Translational Medicine, The Journal of Neuroscience, Basic Research in Cardiology, and Human Molecular Genetics. He has also served on several grant and award review panels related to epilepsy research including Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) and the Epilepsy Foundation. On a national level, he is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, serving on the Scientific Program Committee. Locally, he has served three terms as the Vice President of the Shreveport Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (2015-2017). The research in the Glasscock laboratory has been funded by extramural agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CURE, including two current R01 NIH grants examining respiratory and neurocardiac mechanisms of epilepsy with high risk of SUDEP, respectively.
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