Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Geoffrey Swanson Lab

Lab Members

Meet the Lab team members. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator


Geoffrey Swanson, PhD
gtswanson( at )
Professor in Pharmacology
(312) 503-1052
PhD: University of California-Los Angeles, Pharmacology (1993).
Cellular Electrophysiology; Drug Discovery; Epilepsy; Nervous System Diseases; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pain; Pharmacology
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Graduate Students


Erica Binelli
EricaBinelli2020( at )

(312) 503-0477 / (312) 503-0465
BS: DePaul University, Biology & Psychology (2014).

KendallFoote (Timmons)

Kendall Foote (Timmons)
kendalltimmons2014( at )

(312) 503-0477
BS: University of Michigan, Neuroscience, Minor in Music (2014).


Kristine Watral
kristinewatral2019( at )

(312) 503-0477
BA: Ripon College, Psychobiology, Minors in Chemistry & English
My research is focused on elucidating the function of the HNK-1 glycoepitope—a sulfated trisaccharide that is attached post-translationally to a select number of proteins—and its relevance to Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Staff

Helene Lyons
h-lyons-swanson( at )
Research Technician
(312) 503-0477


Jacob Stolz
jacob.stolz( at )
Research Technician
(312) 503-0477 / (312) 503-0465
BA: Loyola University Chicago, Psychology (2014).