John W. Swann, PhD


Email: jswann@bcm.edu
Phone: 832-824-3969

Professor

Scientific Director, Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories at Texas Children's Hospital.
Co-director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.
Former President, American Epilepsy Society.

Education

PhD, University of Maryland, Zoology/Physiology, 1974
MS, University of Maryland, Zoology/Physiology, 1973
BS, University of Maryland, Zoology, 1968

Employment History

2008 - Present - Co-Director, The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute,Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine

2005 - Present - Professor, Graduate Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX

2002 - Present - Program Director, Interdepartmental Training Program “Brain Disorders and Development” Baylor College of Medicine

1992 - Present - Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Baylor College

1992 - Present - Scientific Director, The Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

1992 - 1998 - Project Director, Epilepsy Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1990 - 1992 - Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

1985 - 1990 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York, Albany, NY

1980 - 1992 - Senior Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

1978 - 1980 - National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology, AFRRI, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

1977 - 1978 - Swedish Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Neurobiology and Department of Physiology, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden

1975 - 1977 - NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology Department, AFRRI, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland and Department of Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

1975 - 1975 - Grass Foundation Fellow in Neurophysiology, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

1974 - 1975 - Research Physiologist, Neurobiology Department, AFRRI, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Awards

2011 - 2015 - Member of NIH Neurological Sciences Training (NST2) Study Section

2009 - NIH Judith Hoyer Lecture on Epilepsy

2007 - 2008 - President, American Epilepsy Society

2007 - Chairman: NIH Conference “Curing Epilepsy 2007: Translating Discoveries into Therapies”

2005 - 2007 - Chairman of NIH Developmental Brain Disorders (DBD) Study Section

2003 - 2007 - Member of NIH Developmental Brain Disorders (DBD) Study Section

2001 - 2004 - Chairman, Research and Training Committee, American Epilepsy Society

1999 - 2003 - Chairman, Junior Investigator Grants Subcommittee, Epilepsy Foundation of America

1995 - 2003 - Professional Advisory Board: Epilepsy Foundation of America

2001 - William Lennox Lecturer, American Epilepsy Society

1998 - 2001 - Board of Directors, American Epilepsy Society,

1993 - 2000 - Javits NIH Neuroscience Investigator Award

1986 - 1990 - Member of NIH Neurology A Study Section: Ad Hoc Member of 15 NIH Study Sections

1989 - American Epilepsy Society Research Award