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Larry Swanson

University Professor, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Psychology and Neurology

Contact Information
E-mail: lswanson@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-5892
Office: HNB 428

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Biographical Sketch

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Education

Ph.D. Neurobiology, Washington University, 1/1972
B.A. Chemistry, Pomona College, 1/1968
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1995-  
Professor, Departments of Biological Sciences, Psychology and Neurology, University of Southern California, 01/01/1990-  
Senior Member, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 07/01/1980-06/01/1990  
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, La Jolla, California, 01/01/1985-01/01/1990  
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 01/01/1979-01/01/1980  
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University, St. Louis, 01/01/1976-01/01/1979  
Research Associate, Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, 01/01/1974-01/01/1976  
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 01/01/1972-01/01/1974  
 

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Adjunct Professor from Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, 1982-1989  
 

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1979  
Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bergen, Norway, 1978  
 

PostDoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Washington University Department of Biology, 1974-1976  
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, 1972-1974  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Since graduate school Dr. Swanson has been interested in clarifying the organization of brain systems that mediate the expression of motivated and emotional behaviors. His experimental research has followed two main paths. First, his group has undertaken a high resolution structural analysis of central nervous system network architecture. This work has generated a new global model of hypothalamic organization, has clarified the organization and neurotransmitter specificity of brainstem reflex inputs to the hypothalamus, and is currently focussing on a new model of cerebral hemisphere inputs to the hypothalamus that mediate the voluntary control of motivated behaviors common to all animals (ingestive, reproductive, and defensive). Beginning in the early 1980s Swanson's group has characterized functionally relevant changes in gene expression patterns restricted to neural networks they have identified. Most of this work involves adrenal and gonadal steroid hormone effects on neuropeptide gene expression patterns in circuits controlling ingestive and reproductive behavior, and in circuits controlling stress responses generally. Two interrelated concepts have emerged—the biochemical switching of information flow through anatomically fixed networks, and the polytransmitter hypothesis (at some stage of the life cycle, all neurons use glutamate or GABA, along with a mixture of other neurotransmitters). Because motivated behavior utilizes the entire nervous system, Swanson has also carried out extensive scholarly research on the fundamental plan of the brain. Swanson has produced detailed atlases of developing and adult rat brain architecture, accompanied by a systematic, fully documented taxonomy of parts. They were the first complete computer graphics atlases of the brain, and have been used to develop databases of spatial neuroanatomical information, as well as prototype three-dimensional, vector-based computer graphics models of the brain.
 

Research Keywords

hunger and thirst, limbic system, motivation, structural neuroscience
 

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), L.W. Swanson, $364,249, 06/01/2012-05/31/2014  
Brain Architecture Knowledge Management System (NIH/NINDS), L.W. Swanson, $317,520, 06/01/2012-05/31/2014  
The basic wiring diagram of the brain: A global mouse brain (NIH/UCLA Subcontract), Hong Wei Dong, L.W. Swanson, $24,987, 03/01/2012-08/31/2013  
NeuArt Neurobiology (NIH/NIMH), G.A.P.C. Burns, L.W. Swanson, $27,298, 04/01/2013-07/31/2013  
Computational Anatomy and Multidimensional (UCLA Subcontract (NIH)), Swanson, L.W., $25,000, 08/01/2011-07/31/2012  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), Larry W. Swanson, $371,443, 06/01/2011-05/31/2012  
A mature brain architecture knowledge management system (NIH/NINDS), Larry W. Swanson, $317,520, 06/01/2011-05/31/2012  
NeuArt Neurobiology (National Institutes of Mental Health (Satellite)), Larry W. Swanson, Richard H. Thompson, $26,550, 04/01/2011-01/31/2012  
Computational Anatomy and Multidimensional Modeling , L.W. Swanson, $25,000, 08/01/2010-07/31/2011  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), L.W. Swanson, $385,215, 06/01/2010-05/31/2011  
A Mature Brain Architecture Knowledge Management Systems (BAMS) (NIH/NIMH), L.W. Swanson, M. Bota, $320,925, 06/01/2010-05/31/2011  
NeuArt Neurobiology (USC Satellite Account (Burns, PI)), L.W. Swanson, R.H. Thompson, $26,084, 04/01/2010-03/31/2011  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (Nat Inst of Neurological Disorders, Stroke), L.W. Swanson, $356,114, 06/01/2009-05/31/2010  
A Mature Brain Architecture Knowledge Management Systems (BAMS) (Nat Inst of Neurological Disorders, Stroke), L.W. Swanson, M. Bota, $326,000, 06/01/2009-05/31/2010  
NeuArt Neurobiology (NIH/NIMH), L.W. Swanson, Richard Holley Thompson, $21,358, 06/01/2009-03/31/2010  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), Larry W. Swanson, $356,114, 06/01/2008-05/31/2009  
A Mature Brain Architecture Knowledge Management System (Nat Inst of Neurological Disorders, Stroke), Swanson, Larry W., $423,167, 06/01/2008-05/31/2009  
Connections Of The Limbic System And Hypothalamus (Nat Inst of Neurological Disorders, Stroke (NINDS)), Swanson, Larry W., $356,114, 06/01/2007-05/31/2008  
A Mature Brain Architecture Knowledge Management System (National Institutes of Health), Swanson, Larry W., A. W. Toga, $314,000, 05/01/2007-05/31/2008  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), Larry W. Swanson, $366,657, 06/01/2006-05/31/2007  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), L.W. Swanson, $308,750, 06/01/2005-05/31/2006  
A mature brain architecture knowledge management system (NIH/NINDS/NIMH/NIBIB/NLM), L.W. Swanson, A. W. Toga, $346,025, 05/01/2005-04/30/2006  
Knowledge management of the neuroscientific literature (NIH/NLM), G.A.P.C Burns, Dr. Burns is a member of the Swanson lab and occupies space in the Swanson lab., $203,125, 06/01/2004-05/31/2005  
Connections of the limbic system and hypothalamus (NIH/NINDS), L.W. Swanson, $308,750, 06/01/2004-05/31/2005  
A mature brain architecture knowledge management system (NIH/NINDS/NIMH/NIBIB/NLM), L.W. Swanson, A. W. Toga, $346,025, 08/01/2004-04/30/2005  
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Allen Brain Institute
Brain Architecture Center
Cajal Club
National Institutes of Health, Reviewer
National Institutes of Health, Reviewer
Swanson Lab
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Data Deluge for the Brain Activity Map", 10th Kavli Futures - Data Deluge for the Brain Activity Map, Roundtable/Panel, Cal Tech, Pasadena, California, Kavli, Invited, 2012-2013   
"Organization of neural systems underlying motivated and emotional behavior", Pinckney J. Harmon Memorial Lecture, Keynote Lecture, Barcelona, Spain, Cajal Club, Invited, 2012-2013   
"Organization of the neural system controlling motivation and emotion", Segerfalk Lecture, Neuroscience Day, Lecture/Seminar, Lund, Sweden, Lund University, Invited, 2012-2013   
"Neurocircuits Coordinating Physiology and Behavior", Joseph Erlanger Lecture, Lecture/Seminar, Washington DC, American Physiological Society, Invited, 2011-2012   
"Nucleus accumbens 'hedonic hot spot': A new strategy for unraveling its neural circuitry", Neuroscience Seminar, Lecture/Seminar, Bethesda, Maryland, NIH/NINDS, Invited, 2010-2011   
"Organization of neural circuitry underlying motivated and emotional behavior", University of California, San Diego Neuroscience Seminar Series, Lecture/Seminar, La Jolla, California, UCSD, Invited, 2010-2011   
"Selective Topics in the History of Neural Plasticity", Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity, Roundtable/Panel, Moorea, French Polynesia, Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity, Invited, 2010-2011   
"A new experimental approach to understanding hypothalamic connectivity", Hypothalamus, Talk/Oral Presentation, Ashburn, Virginia, Janelia Farm, Invited, 2009-2010   
"Connectivity Mapping", Mouse Brain Architecture, Talk/Oral Presentation, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, Invited, 2009-2010   
"Forebrain system controlling motivation and emotion", Howard University Seminar Series, Lecture/Seminar, Washington, DC, Howard University, Invited, 2009-2010   
"Studying brain circuits for motivation and emotion", Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, Talk/Oral Presentation, Duarte, California, City of Hope, Invited, 07/22/2010  
"A Double Coinjection Strategy for Visualizing Extended Neuroanatomical Connections and Progressively Elaborating the Brain's Basic Wiring Sysem", Forum of European Neuroscience, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, FENS, Invited, 07/03/2010-07/07/2010  
"Nucleus accumbens "hedonic hot spot": A new strategy for unraveling its neural circuitry", Southern California Learning and Memory Symposium, Talk/Oral Presentation, Los Angele, CA, UCLA, Invited, 06/02/2010  
"Richard Thompson as a colleague", RF Thompson: A Bridge Between 20th and 21st Century Neuroscience, Talk/Oral Presentation, USC, College Deans, Invited, 05/20/2010-05/21/2010  
"Nucleus accumbens "hedonic hot spot": A new strategy for unraveling its neural circuitry", Neuroscience Program, Lecture/Seminar, New York, New York, Columbia University, Invited, Fall 2009   
"Presentation of Cajal Club's highest honor, the Krieg Lifetime Achievement Award, to Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini", Cajal Club Annual Meeting, Presentation of award, Pavia, Italy, Cajal Club, Invited, Fall 2009   
"A brief history of the cerebral ventricles from antiquity to Thomas Willis", American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Lecture/Seminar, San Diego, California, AANS - Section on the History of Neurological Surg, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Consciousness and Anatomy of the Forebrain", BASIC Initiative Workshop, Talk/Oral Presentation, St. Louis MO, Washington University School of Medicine, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Nucelus accumbens "hedonic hot spot": A new strategy for unraveling its neural circuitry.", Distinguished Lecture in Neuroscience, Keynote Lecture, Boston, Massachusetts, Boston College, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Quest for the basic plan of the nervous system.", Spring Brain Conference 2009, Keynote Lecture, Palm Springs, CA, Spring Brain Conference, Invited, 2008-2009   
"The hippocampus and an "hedonic hot spot"", CNS Seminar, Lecture/Seminar, Pasadena, CA, Cal Tech, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Neural Systems Underlying Behavior", PPG Meeting, Lecture/Seminar, La Jolla, CA, The Salk Institute, Invited, 06/22/2009  
"Cajal and the quest for the nervous system's basic plan", Inaugural Historical Perspectives in Neuroscience Lecture, Lecture/Seminar, New York, New York, New York University School of Medicine, Invited, 2007-2008   
"Incorporating neuroinformatics into experimental and theoretical analyses of the brain circuits controlling stress", 2008 Workshop on the Neuroendocrinology of Stress, Talk/Oral Presentation, San Rafael, California, American Neuroendocrine Society, Invited, 2007-2008   
"Introduction— toward a global nervous system parts taxonomy", INCF Workshop, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Stockholm, Sweden, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facili, Invited, 2007-2008   
"Motivation circuits: past, present, and future", Janelia Farm Seminar, Talk/Oral Presentation, Ashburn, Virginia, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm, Invited, 2007-2008   
"New Insights Into Brain Organization", Talk/Oral Presentation, La Jolla, California, Salk Institute, Invited, 2007-2008   
"The Quest for the Basic Wiring Diagram of the Brain", 19th Annual Meeting American Neuropsychiatric Association, Talk/Oral Presentation, Savannah, Georgia, The Ohio State University Medical Center and the A, Invited, 2007-2008   
"Brain Control of Eatng Behavior", Winter Confernce on Neural Plasticity, Talk/Oral Presentation, Morrea, French Polynesia, Invited, 2006-2007   
"Opening Plenary Lecture", The Neurosciences in the XXl Century, Talk/Oral Presentation, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Instituto de Ciencias B, Invited, 2006-2007   
"Organization of Forebrain Circuits Controlling Motivated Behaviior", Kaka'ako Colloquium for Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences and CMB Seminar Series, Talk/Oral Presentation, Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Invited, 2006-2007   
"Solving the Brain Nomenclature Problem", Brain Architecture Project, Talk/Oral Presentation, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Invited, 2006-2007   
"The First Realistic Views of the Brain", The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences, Talk/Oral Presentation, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, ISHN, Invited, 2006-2007   
"The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus: a model for neuroendocrine, autonomic, and behavioral integration of nerual systems.", XLlX Congresso Nacional de Ciencias Fisiologicas, Talk/Oral Presentation, Queratro City, Mexico, Instituto de Neurobiologica, UNAM, Invited, 2006-2007   
"The organization of neural systems controlling motivated and emotional behavior.", Murray Bar Lecture, Talk/Oral Presentation, Ontario, Canada, University of Western Canada Department of Anatomy, 2006-2007   
 

Other Presentations

"Understanding the nervous system's basic wiring diagram: experimental and computational challenges", Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRNS) Program, 2008 PI Meeting, CRNS, Los Angeles, CA (USC), 2007-2008   
 

Publications

Book

Amramburo, C., Jones, E.G., Larriva-Sahd, J.A & Swanson, L.W. (Ed.). (2009). From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.
 

Book Chapter

Horn, J., Swanson, L. (2012). The autonomic nervous system and the hypothalamus. Chapter 47 in: Principles of Neural Science, 5th Edition, E.R. Kandel, J. Schwartz & T. Jessell (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Swanson, L. (2012). Thoughts on translating Cajal. In. Ove Hagelin Fetschrift.
Swanson, L. (2012). Basic Plan of the Nervous System. Fundamental Neuroscience, 4th edition Academic Press.
Swanson, L. (2012). Nervous system organization: connectonomics and connectome. Neurosciences in the 21st Century Springer Science.
Swanson, L. Nervous system organization: connectomics and connectome. Neuroscience in the 21st Century, Springer Science.
Swanson, L.W., Ribak, C., Aramburo, C., Jones, E.G. Larriva Sahd, J.A. (Ed.). (2009). Development of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. In:From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System. pp. 69-84. New York: Oxford University Press.
Swanson, L. (2008). Basic plan of the nervous system. Ch. 2 In: Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Editiion, L.R. Squire, D. Berg, F.E. Bloom, S. du Lac, A. Ghosh & N.C. Spitzer (eds.). 3rd Edition pp. Chapter Two. Amsterdam: Academic Press.
Swanson, L. (2008). The hypothalamus: an overview of regulatory systems. Ch. 34 in: Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition, L.R. Squire, D. Berg, F.E. Bloom, S. du Lac, A. Ghosh & N.C. Spitzer (eds.). 3rd Edition pp. 795-806. Amsterdam: Academic Press.
Pfaff, D., Kieffer, B., Swanson, L. (2008). Mechanisms for the regulation of state changes in the CNS; an introduction. (Vol. 1129). pp. 1-7. New York, New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Science.
Swanson, L. (2007). Paraventricular nucleus. In: Encyclopedia of Stress, 2nd Edition, G. Fink (ed.). 2nd Edition pp. 75-78. San Diego: Academic Press.
Kruger, L., Swanson, L. (2007). 1710: the introduction of experimental nervous system physiology and anatomy by Francois Pourfour du Petit. In: Brain, Mind and Medicine: Essays in 18th Century Neuroscience, H. Whitaker, C.U.M. Smith, S. Finger (eds.). New York: Springer.
 

Conference Proceeding

Swanson, L. Architecture of the neural system that controls eating and drinking behavior. Stockholm, Sweden.
 

Journal Article

Brown, R. A., Swanson, L. (2013). Neural systems language: a formal modeling language for the systematic description , unambiguous communication, and automated digital curation of neural connectivity. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 521, pp. 2889-2906.
Bota, M., Sporns, O., Swanson, L. (2012). Neuroinformatics analysis of molecular expression patterns, and neuron populations in gray matter regions: the rat BST as a rich exemplar. Brain Research Reiews. Vol. 1450, pp. 174-193.
Hahn, J., Swanson, L. (2012). Connections of the lateral hypothalamic area juxtadorsalmedial region in the male rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 520, pp. 1831-1890.
Bota, M., Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2012). Combining collation and annotation efforts toward completion of the rat and mouse connectomes in BAMS. Neuroinformatics. Vol. 6, pp. 1-10.
Swanson, L. (2012). Obituary notice for Edward G. Jones. Journal of the History of Neuroscience: Basic Clinical Perspectives. Vol. 21, pp. 316-318.
Canteras, N., Ribeiro-Barbosa, E., Goto, M., Cipolla-Neto, J., Swanson, L. (2011). The retinohypothalamic tract: comparison of axonal projection pattern from the four major targets. Brain Research Reviews. Vol. 65, pp. 150-183.
Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2011). Combining collation and annotation efforts with an automated inference engine for completion of the rat and mouse connectomes. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.
Baudry, M. & Swanson, L.W. (Ed.). (2011). R.F. Thompson: A Bridge Between 20th and 21st Century Neuroscience. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Vol. 95, pp. 103-220.
Bentivoglio, M., Jones, E.G., Mazzarello, P., Ribak, C.E., Shepherd, G.M. & Swanson, L.W., (Ed.). (2011). Camillo Golgi and Modern Neuroscience. Brain Research Reviews. Vol. 66 (1-269)
Thompson, R., Swanson, L. (2010). Hypothesis-driven structural connectivity analysis supports network over hierarchical model of brain architecture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 107, pp. 15235-15239.
Hahn, J., Swanson, L. (2010). Distinct patterns of neural input and outputs of the juxtaparaventricular and suprafornical regions in the lateral hypothalamic area in the male rat. Brain Research Reviews. Vol. 64, pp. 14-103.
Bota, M., Swanson, L. (2010). Collating and curating neuroanatomical nomenclatures: principles and use of the Brain Architecture Knowledge Management System (BAMS). Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. Vol. 4 (3), pp. 1-16.
Swanson, L., Bota, M. (2010). Foundational Model of nervous system structural connectivity: a schema for wiring diagrams, connectome, and basic plan architecture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 107, pp. 20610-20617.
Simmons, D., Swanson, L. (2009). Comparing histological data from different brains: sources of error and strategies for minimizing them. Brain Research Review. Vol. 60, pp. 349-367.
Dong, H., Swanson, L., Chen, L., Fanselow, M., Toga, A. (2009). Genomic-anatomic evidence for distinct functional domains in hippocampal field CA1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Vol. 106, pp. 11794-11799.
Simmons, D., Swanson, L. (2009). Comparison of the spatial distribution of seven type os neuroendocrine neurons in the rat paraventricular nucleus: toward a global 3-D model. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 516, pp. 423-441.
Motta, S., Goto, M., Gouveia, G., Baldo, M., Canteras, N., Swanson, L. (2009). Dissecting the brain's fear system reveals the hypothalamus is critical for responding in subordinate conspecific intruders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 106, pp. 4870-4875.
Bohland, J., Wu, C., Barbas, H., Bokil, H., Bota, M., Breiter, H., Cline, H., Doyle, J., Freed, P., Greenspan, R., Hererra, D., Hiletag, C., Huang, Z., Jones, A., Hawrylycz, M., Haber, S., Karten, H., Kleinfeld, D., Kotter, R., Lester, H., Lin, J., Mensh, B., Mikula, S., Pansepp, J., Price, J., Safdieh, J., Saper, C., Stillman, B., Schiff, N., Schmahmann, J., Svoboda, K., Swanson, L., Toga, A., Van Essen, D., Watson, J., Mitra, P. (2009). A proposal for a coordinated effort for the determination of brainwide neuroanatomical connectivity in model organisms at a mesoscopic scale. PLoS Computational Biology. Vol. 5, pp. e1000334.
Bota, M., Swanson, L. (2008). BAMS neuroantomical ontology: design and implementation. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Vol. doi:10.3389/neuro.11.002.2008
Cenquizca, L., Swanson, L. (2008). Spatial organization of direct hippocampal field CA1 axonal projections to the rest of the crebral cortex. Brain Research Reivew. Vol. 56, pp. 1-26.
Simmons, D., Swanson, L. (2008). High resolution paraventricular nucleus serial section model constructed within a traditional rat brain atlas. Neuroscience Letters. Vol. 438, pp. 85-89.
Bota, M., Swanson, L. (2007). Online workbenches for neural network connections. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 500(5) 807-814
Swanson, L. (2007). The neuron classification problem. Brain Research Reivew.
Swanson, L. (2007). Quest for the basic plan of nervous system circuitry. Brain Research Review. Vol. 55, pp. 356-372.
Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2006). Projections from the bed nuclei of the stria terminalis, dorsomedial nucleus: implicatons for cerebral hemisphere integration of neuroendocrine, autonomic and drinking responses. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 494, pp. 75-107.
Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2006). Projections from the bed nuclei of the stria terminalis, magnocellular nucleus: implications for cerebral hemisphere regulation of micutrition, defecation and penile erection. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 494, pp. 108-141.
Cenquizca, L., Swanson, L. (2006). An analysis of direct hippocampal cortical field CA1 axonal projections to diencephalons in the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 497, pp. 101-114.
Burns, A. P., Cheng, W., Thompson, R. F., Swanson, L. (2006). The NeuARt II system: a viewing tool for neuroanatomical data based on published neuroanatomical atlases. BMC Bioinformatics. Vol. n/a
Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2006). Projections from bed nuclei of the stria terminalis, anteromedial area: cerebral hemisphere integration of neuroendocrine, autonomic, and behavioral aspects of energy balance. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 494, pp. 142-178.
Swanson, L. (2006). A new module for online manipulation and display of molecular information in the brain architecture managment system. Informatics/Humane. Vol. 4, pp. 275-298.
Choi, G., Dong, H., Murphy, A., Valenzuela, D., Yancopoulos, G., Swanson, L., Anderson, D. (2005). Lhx6 delineates a pathway mediating innate reproductive behaviors frm the amygdala to the hypothalamus. Neuron. Vol. 46, pp. 647-660.
Goto, M., Canteras, N., Burns, A. P., Swanson, L. (2005). Projections from the subfornical region of the lateral hypothalamic area. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 493(3), pp. 412-38.
Bota, M., Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2005). Brain architecture management system. Neuroinformatics/Humane. Vol. 3, pp. 15-48.
Swanson, L., Sanchez-Watts, G., Watts, A. (2005). Comparison of melanin-concentrating hormone and hypocretin/orexin mRNA expression patterns in a new parcelating scheme of the lateral hypothalamic zone. Neuroscience Letters/Elsevier. Vol. 387, pp. 80-84.
Swanson, L. (2005). Anatomy of the soul as reflected in the cerebral hemispheres: neural circuits underlying voluntary control of basic motivated behaviors. Journal of Comparative Neurology/Wiley. Vol. 493, pp. 122-131.
Bota, M., Dong, H., Swanson, L. (2003). From gene networks to brain networks. Nature Neuroscience/Nature Publishing Group. Vol. 8(6), pp. p. 795-799.
 

Monograph

Swanson, L.W., Grant, G., Grillner, S., Hökfelt, T., Johnes, E.G. & Morrison, J. (Ed.). (2007). A Century of Neuroscience Discovery: Reflecting on the Nobel Prize to Golgi and Cajal in 1906. Brain Research Reviews.
 

Other

Swanson, L. Petrovich GD, Scicli AP, Thompson RF, Swanson LW Associative fear conditioning of enkephalin mRNA levels in central amygdalar neurons. Behav. Neurosci. 114:681-686 (2000). .
Swanson, L. Swanson LW, Lufkin T, Colman DR Organization of nervous systems. In: Functional Neuroscience, chapter 2, MJ Zigmond, FE Bloom, SC Landis, JL Roberts, LR Squire (eds.), Academic Press, San Diego, pp.9-37 (1999).
Swanson, L. Swanson LW Brain Maps: Structure of the Rat Brain. A Laboratory Guide with Printed and Electronic Templates for Data, Models and Schematics. Second revised edition (includes double CD ROM). 268 pp., Elsevier, Amsterdam (1998-1999). .
Swanson, L. Swanson LW, Petrovich GD What is the amygdala. Trends in Neurosci. 28:323-331 (1998). .
 

Proceedings

Bota, M., Swanson, L. (2008). 1st INCF Workshop on Neuroanatomical Nomenclature and Taxonomy. Nature Precedings.
 
 

New Courses Developed

Brain Architecture, Biological Sciences, Spring 2010   
Brain and Emotion, Biological Sciences, 2006-2007   
 

Honors and Awards

USC University Professor, 2012-  
National Academy Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2010-  
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, Fellow, 2002-  
USC Endowed Professorship, University Professor, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Neurology and Psychology, 1/1/1995-  
2nd Javits Investigator Award in Neuroscience, 2006-2013  
USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, The University's highest research award, 2005  
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, Fellow, 2003  
Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2003  
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), Concordia University, Montreal, 2003  
Institute for Scientific Information, 100 most cited scientific resesarcher from 1980 to 2000, 2001  
USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, The USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences award for distinguished Faculty in combined teaching, research and service, 1996  
Javits Neuroscience Investigator (MERIT) award, NINDS, 1986-1992  
Institute for Scientific Information, 100 most cited scientific resesarcher from 1980 to 2000, 1991  
McKnight Neuroscience Development Award, 1985-1987  
C.J. Herrick Award (American Association of Anatomists), 1980  
Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, A.P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, 1977-1980  
 

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Director, NIBS-Neuroscience Program, 2001-2004  
Founding Coordinator, Neuroscience Graduate Program, 1997-2004  
Dean of Research, 1998-2000  
Director, Research and Graduate Program in Neurobiology, 1993-1997  
 

Committees

Co-Chair, USC Strategic Planning subcommittee on Research and Innovation, 2011-  
Co-Chair, Search Committee, Keck Chair in Biological Sciences, 07/01/2010-06/30/2011  
Co-Chair, Planning Committee, Richard F. Thompson Symposium: A bridge between 20th and 21st Century Neuroscience., 01/09/2009-05/22/2010  
Chair, Provost's Neuroscience Advisory Group, 2001-2006  
Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1992-1993   
 

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

ALOUD Series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles: Robert P. Crease, author of The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagorus to Heisenberg, in conversation with Dr. Larry Swanson, 2009-2010   
ALOUD Series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles: Terry McDermott, author of 101 Theory Drive and Dr. Gary Lynch —How Memories Get Made, moderated by Dr. Larry Swanson, 2009-2010   
 

Service to the Profession

Committees

Member, Friedman Brain Institute at Mt. Sinai Advisory Committee, 2011-  
Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Class II, Section 3 membership panel, 2007-  
Member, NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors, 2006-2012  
Member, Society for Neurosciences Publications Committee, 2006-2009  
 

Conferences Organized

Co-Organizer, Cajal Club, Davis, California, 2009-2010   
Co-Organizer, RF Thompson: A Bridge Between 20th and 21st Century Neuroscience, USC, 05/20/2010-05/21/2010  
Co-Chair, International Symposium of the Cajal Club, Juquilla, Qro, Mexico, 2007-2008   
 

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Founding Editorial Board Member, ASN Neuro, 2008-  
Editorial Board, Elsevier LabSuite BrainNavigator, 2008-  
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2007-  
Editorial Board, Handbook of Behavioral Neurobiology, 1995-  
Editorial Board Member, Journal of the History of Neurosciences, 1995-  
Editorial Baord Member, Brain Research Reviews, 1993-  
Editorial Board Member, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 1993-  
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Brain Research Bulletin, 1988-  
Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Neuroscience, 1987-  
Member, Board of Co-Editors, Experimental Brain Research, 1984-  
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 1993-2005  
 

Professional Offices

Historian, Cajal Club, 09/01/2008-  
President, Society for Neuroscience, 10/18/2012-11/12/2013  
President, Cajal Club , 09/01/2004-08/31/2006  
Secretary, Society for Neuroscience, 11/01/1998-10/31/2000  
 

Professional Memberships

National Academy of Sciences (elected Member), 2010-  
Groiler Club (elected Member), 2009-  
Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, Elected Fellow (2007), 2007-  
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiative, 2005-  
American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Elected Fellow, 2003, 2003-  
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow (2002), 2002-  
Cajal Club (President, 2004 -2006; Historian 2008-Present ), 2002-  
Society for Neuroscience (Secretary, 1998-2000; President 2012-2013), 1971-  
International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, 1999-2006  
International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (International Steering Committee), 1999-2006  
International Society for the History of the Neurosciences, 1995-2006  
 

Review Panels

NIH/NIMH, Blue Ribbon Evaluation Meeting, 2008-2009   

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

ALOUD Series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles: Simon LeVay, author of Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation, in conversation with Larry Swanson (October 5, 2010), 2010-2011   
PBS/Nobel Media/KIKlm Media: The Mystery of Memory, interviewed in the documentary; see Nobelprize.org, 2010-2011   
ALOUD series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Robert P. Crease, author of The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg, in conversation with Larry Swanson, 2009-2010   
ALOUD Series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles: Terry McDermott, author of 101 Theory Drive and Dr. Gary Lynch —How Memories Get Made, moderated by Dr. Larry Swanson, 2009-2010   
ALOUD Series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles: Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide, in conversation with Larry Swanson (February 12), 2008-2009   
 

Other Service to the Profession

Consultant, Allen Institute for Brain Science; Advisory Council, Human Gene Expression Brain Atlas Project, 08/01/2007-  
Visiting Scholar, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA, 2010-2011   
 
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