Glasscock Lab


We are the Cardiorespiratory Neurogenetics Laboratory at Southern Methodist University dedicated to understanding the genes and mechanisms underlying epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Recent Lab News

April 19, 2023: Maxine Parkinson, an undergraduate researcher in the lab, was named an SMU Hamilton Scholar for the summer term. This award provides her funding support to pursue a summer research project investigating cardiorespiratory dysfunction in mouse models of epilepsy.

March 22, 2023: PhD student Kelsey Paulhus won best biology poster at SMU's annual Research & Innovation Week Research Symposium for the 2nd year in a row!

January 15, 2023: The Glasscock lab was awarded a 5-year NIH R01 research grant to study mouse models of epilepsy for patterns of brain-heart-lung dysfunction that could be used as biomarkers to help identify people at risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). This project is a collaboration with the lab of Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

December 5, 2022: Dr. Glasscock chaired the SUDEP special interest group session at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting in Nashville, TN. The session was titled “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Through the Lens of Non-traditional Semiologies, Genes, and Models.”

June 27, 2022: PhD student Kelsey Paulhus was one of only six students nationwide to be awarded a Predoctoral Research Fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society for her project entitled "Cortico-limbic contribution to cardiorespiratory dysfunction and SUDEP risk." The award provides $30,000 for stipend and travel support for the year.

March 30, 2022: PhD student Kelsey Paulhus won best biology poster at SMU's annual Research & Innovation Week Research Symposium.

October 21-22, 2021: Dr. Glasscock served as an ad hoc member of the Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy NIH study section.

August 20, 2021: Congratulations to Kelsey Paulhus for winning the 1st ever Graduate Student Speed Talk Competition at the annual SMU Biology Department orientation and welcome day! Students had 1 minute to give an elevator pitch of their research projects. The winner got a lucky cat trophy and a coffee mug.

July 5, 2021: A wonderful group effort by Praveen Kumar, Man Si and Kelsey Paulhus led to our latest paper in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, which demonstrates a new method to use multielectrode array electrophysiology to measure intrinsic heart rate from sinoatrial tissue in mice.

June 4, 2021: One of Hemangini Dhaibar's figures from our most recent paper made the cover of the June issue of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience!

Contact us

Edward Glasscock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
C. Vincent Prothro Distinguished Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Southern Methodist University
6501 Airline Ct, Suite 113
Dallas, Texas 75206

Office: 338 DLSB // Phone (214) 768-4050
Lab: 317 DLSB // Phone (214) 768-4026


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