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Eric Lancaster, MD,PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Neurology, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
3 W. Gates - Neurology
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 215 349 5579
Lab: 215 898 0181
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
BS (Biomedical Engineering)
The Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
PhD (Neuroscience)
The University of Maryland, 2002.
MD (medicine)
The University of Maryland, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Medical Internship, The Hosptial of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Neurology Residency, The University of Pennsyvlania, 2004-2007.
Neuromuscular clinical fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008.
Neuromuscular research fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2010.
Certifications
The American Board of Psychaitry and Neurology (ABPN) for neurology, 2008.
Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM; for electromyography, with recognition for scoring in the top 10%). Recertified fall 2018., 2009.
Special certification in Neuromuscular Medicine (by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), 2009.
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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

Adam M Kruszewski, Zujaja Tauqeer, Elana A Meer, Sana Ali Bautista, Neena R Cherayil, Marcus E Cimino, Sami L Khella, Eric Lancaster, Shawn J Bird, Steven S Scherer, Karen E Revere, Ali G Hamedani, Grant T Liu, Madhura A Tamhankar: Vision Loss as a Presenting Feature of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: A Case Series. Journal of Neuroophthalmology Aug 2022 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Yoji Hoshina, Jonathan Galli, Ka-Ho Wong, Tibor Kovacsovics, Mary Steinbach, Karen L Salzman, Joseph Scott McNally, Eric Lancaster, M. Mateo Paz Soldán, and Stacey L. Clardy: GABA-A Receptor Encephalitis after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma: 3 cases and Literature Review. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 9(6): e200024, Aug 2022.

Lancaster, E.: Autoantibody encephalitis: presentation, diagnosis, and management. Journal of Clinical Neurology 18(4): 373-390, Jul 2022.

Anusha Yeshokumar, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Ana Arenivas, Mark Rosenfeld, Kristina Patterson, Raia Blum, Brenda Banwell, Arun Venkatesan, Eric Lancaster, Jessica Panzer, and John Probasco: Younger Age of Onset is Associated with Worse Long-Term Behavioral Outcomes in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 9(5): e200013, Jul 2022.

Alfred Garfall, Adam Cohen, Sandra Susanibar-Adaniya, Wei-Ting Hwang, Dan Vogl, Adam Waxman, Simon Lacey, Vanessa Gonzalez, Minnal Gupta, Lifeng Tian, Fang Chen, Natalka Koterba, Chelsie Bartoszek, Gabriela Plesa, Don Siegel, Andrea Brennan, Anne-Marie Nelson, Regina Ferthio, Angela Cosey, Kim-Marie Shea, Rachel Leskowitz, Megan Four, Wesley Wilson, Fei Miao, Eric Lancaster, Beatriz Carreno, Gerald Linette, Elizabeth Hexner, Regina Young, Dexiu Bu, Keith Mansfield, Jennifer Brogdon, Carl June, Michael Milone, Edward Stadtmauer, Joseph Fraietta, Margaret Patchin, and Rong Xu: CAR T cells targeting BCMA and CD19 for newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma patients responding to current therapy. Blood, Cancer Discovery. In Press., 2022.

Gill AJ, Gandhy S, Lancaster E. : Nivolumab-associated Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and cerebellar dysfunction in a patient with a neuroendocrine tumor. Muscle & Nerve. 63(3): E18-21, Mar 2021.

Lancaster, E.: Reader Response: Clinical Significance of Anti-NMDAR Concurrent With Glial or Neuronal Surface Antibodies. Neurology 96(4): 185-186, Jan 2021.

Argent L, Winter F, Prickett I, Carrasquero-Ordaz M, Olsen AL, Kramer H, Lancaster E, Becker EBE.: Caspr2 interacts with type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor in the developing cerebellum and regulates Purkinje cell morphology. Journal of Biological Chemistry 295(36): 12716-12726, Sep 2020.

Tizazu E, Ellis CA, Reichert J, Lancaster E.: Low rate of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD-65) antibodies in chronic epilepsy. Seizure 80: 38-41, Aug 2020.

Stadtmauer EA, Fraietta JA, Davis MM, Cohen AD, Weber KL, Lancaster E, Mangan PA, Kulikovskaya I, Gupta M, Chen F, Tian L, Gonzalez VE, Xu J, Jung IY, Melenhorst JJ, Plesa G, Shea J, Matlawski T, Cervini A, Gaymon AL, Desjardins S, Lamontagne A, Salas-Mckee J, Fesnak A, Siegel DL, Levine BL, Jadlowsky JK, Young RM, Chew A, Hwang WT, Hexner EO, Carreno BM, Nobles CL, Bushman FD, Parker KR, Qi Y, Satpathy AT, Chang HY, Zhao Y, Lacey SF, June CH.: CRISPR-engineered T cells in patients with refractory cancer. Science 367(6481): eaba7365, Feb 2020.

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