Eric Lancaster, MD,PhD

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Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
3 W. Gates - Neurology
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 898 3575
Fax: 215 349 5579
Lab: 215 898 0181
BS (Biomedical Engineering)
The Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
PhD (Neuroscience)
The University of Maryland, 2002.
MD (medicine)
The University of Maryland, 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

Neuronal autoantibodies, encephalitis, acquired neuromyotonia (Isaacs' syndrome), peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, potassium channels, the glycine receptor, the GABA-B receptor, neuromuscular disorders, stiff person syndrome.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuromuscular disorders, electromyography (EMG), Auto-antibody mediated disorders

Selected Publications

37. Patterson K, Dalmau J, and Lancaster E. : Mechanisms of Caspr2 antibodies in autoimmune encephalitis and acquired neuromyotonia. Annals of Neurology 83(1): 40-51, Jan 2018.

Burnor E, Yang L, Zhou H, Patterson KR, Quinn C, Reilly MM, Rossor AM, Scherer SS, Lancaster E. : Neurofascin antibodies in autoimmune, genetic and idiopathic neuropathies. Neurology 90(1): e31-38, Jan 2018.

Dhifallah S, Lancaster E, Merrill S, Leroudier N, Mantegazza M, and Cestèle S. : Gain of function for the SCN1A/hNav1.1- L1670W mutation responsible for Familial Hemiplegic Migraine. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 11: 232, 2018.

Noble G and Lancaster E. : Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease Receiving Adalimumab. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 5(5): e476. 2018.

Lancaster E.: Paraneoplastic Disorders. Continuum. 23(6): 1653-1679, Dec 2017.

McCracken L, Zhang J, Greene M, Crivaro A, Gonzalez J, Kamoun M, Lancaster E. : Improving the antibody-based evaluation of autoimmune encephalitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 4(6): e404, Oct 2017.

Lancaster E.: CNS syndromes associated with autoimmunity to metabotropic receptors. Curr Opin Neurol. 30(3): 354-360, Jun 2017.

Greene M, Lai Y, Pajcini K, Bailis W, Pear WS, and Lancaster E. : Delta/Notch-Like EGF-Related Receptor (DNER) Is Not a Notch Ligand. PLoS One. 11(9): e0161157, Sep 2016.

Ariño H, Armangué T, Petit-Pedrol M, Sabater L, Martinez-Hernandez E, Hara M, Lancaster E, Saiz A, Dalmau J, Graus F. : Anti-LGI1-associated cognitive impairment: Presentation and long-term outcome. Neurology 87(8): 759-65, August 2016.

Martinez-Hernandez M, Arino H, McKeon A, Iizuka T, Titulaer M, Simabukuro MM, Lancaster E, Petit-Pedrol M, Planaguma J, Blanco Y, Harvey RJ, Saiz A, Graus F, and Dalmau J. : Clinical and immunological investigations in 121 patients with stiff person spectrum disorder. JAMA Neurology. April 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

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Last updated: 11/14/2018
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