Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate School,

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general)

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9231 | Department: 336-716-9231


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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of West Florida, 1985
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1992
  • Fellowship, SUNY-Stony Brook, 1994


  • Am Epilepsy Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.

Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate School, Graduate Education
Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Physiology & Pharmacology

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, neurosciences/behavior

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9231 | Department: 336-716-9231


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Recent Publications

Riegle MA, Masicampo ML, Shan HQ, Xu V, Godwin DW. Ethosuximide reduces mortality and seizure severity in response to pentylenetetrazole treatment during ethanol withdrawal. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015;50(5):501-508.

Godwin DW. Big brain stories of 2014 [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2015;():.

Godwin DW. What color is distress? [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2015;():.

Godwin DW. How does daredevil's sonar really work? [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2015;():.

Godwin DW. Building Ultron: the rise of Rogue Al [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2015;():.

Santos L, Opris I, Hampson R, Godwin DW, Gerhardt G, Deadwyler S. Functional dynamics of primate cortico-striatal networks during volitional movements. Front Syst Neurosci. 2014;8():27.

Caulder EH, Riegle MA, Godwin DW. Activation of Group 2 metabotropic glutamate receptors reduces behavioral and electrographic correlates of pilocarpine induced status epilepticus. Epilepsy Res. 2014;108(2):171-181.

Klorig DC, Godwin DW. A magnetic rotary optical fiber connector for optogenetic experiments in freely moving animals. J Neurosci Methods. 2014;227():132-139.

Riegle MA, Masicampo ML, Caulder EH, Godwin DW. Ethosuximide reduces electrographical and behavioral correlates of alcohol withdrawal seizure in DBA/2J mice. Alcohol. 2014;48(5):445-453.

Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Kotloski RJ, Boggs JA [sic] [Boggs JG], Popli G, O'Donovan CA, Couture DE, Cornell C, Godwin DW. Localization of interictal epileptiform activity using magnetoencephalography with synthetic aperture magnetometry in patients with a vagus nerve stimulator. Front Neurol. 2014;5():244.

Godwin DW. Funding research with ice buckets and coffee money [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2014;():.

Godwin DW. Turing's brain [editorial]. Soc Neurosci 2014;():.

Wiggins WF, Graef JD, Huitt TW, Godwin DW. Ethosuximide reduces ethanol withdrawal-mediated disruptions in sleep-related EEG patterns. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(3):372-382.

Stein BE, Stanford TR, Godwin DW, McHaffie JG. The superior colliculus and visual thalamus In: Pfaff DW, ed. Neuroscience in the 21st century: from basic to clinical. New York: Springer;2013: 629-653.

Shan HQ, Hammarback JA, Godwin DW. Ethanol inhibition of a T-type Ca2+ channel through activity of protein kinase C. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(8):1333-1342.

Alexander GM, Graef JD, Hammarback JA, Nordskog BK, Burnett EJ, Daunais JB, Bennett AJ, Friedman DP, Suomi SJ, Godwin DW. Disruptions in serotonergic regulation of cortical glutamate release in primate insular cortex in response to chronic ethanol and nursery rearing. Neuroscience. 2012;207():167-181.

Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Rowland JA, Godwin DW, Daunais JB. Functional neuroimaging of sensory gating in vervet monkey using magnetoencephalography (MEG) [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2012;2012(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Godwin D, Cham J. Your brain by the numbers [magazine article]. Scientific American Mind. 2012;23(5):.

Graef JD, Huit TW, Nordskog BK, Hammarback JH, Godwin DW. Disrupted thalamic T-type Ca2+ channel expression and function during ethanol exposure and withdrawal. J Neurophysiol. 2011;105(2):528-540.

Graef JD, Godwin DW. Intrinsic plasticity in acquired epilepsy: too much of a good thing?. Neuroscientist. 2010;16(5):487-495.

Caulder EH, Riegle MA, Godwin D. Group 2 metabotropic glutamate receptor activation after pilocarpine administration inhibits status epilepticus [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Graef JD, Nordskog BK, Wiggins WF, Godwin DW. An acquired channelopathy involving thalamic T-type Ca2+ channels after status epilepticus. J Neurosci. 2009;29(14):4430-4441.

McCauley AK, Frank ST, Godwin DW. Brainstem nitrergic innervation of the mouse visual thalamus. Brain Res. 2009;1278():34-49.

Wilson TW, Godwin DW, Czoty PW, Nader MA, Kraft RA, Buchheimer NC, Daunais JB. A MEG investigation of somatosensory processing in the rhesus monkey. Neuroimage. 2009;46(4):998-1003.

Dong C, Godwin DW, Brennan PA, Hegde AN. Protein kinase Calpha mediates a novel form of plasticity in the accessory olfactory bulb. Neuroscience. 2009;163(3):811-824.

Godwin DW, Graef JD. A rising tide of calcium channels in acquired epilepsy [editorial]. Future Neurol. 2009;4(6):679-682.

Nordskog BK, Hammarback JA, Godwin DW. Diurnal gene expression patterns of T-type calcium channels and their modulation by ethanol. Neuroscience. 2006;141(3):1365-1373.

Alexander GM, Godwin DW. Metabotropic glutamate receptors as a strategic target for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2006;71(1):1-22.

Alexander GM, Godwin DW. Unique presynaptic and postsynaptic roles of Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors in the modulation of thalamic network activity. Neuroscience. 2006;141(1):501-513.

Carden WB, Alexander GM, Friedman DP, Daunais JB, Grant KA, Mu J, Godwin DW. Chronic ethanol drinking reduces native T-type calcium current in the thalamus of nonhuman primates. Brain Res. 2006;1089():92-100.

Alexander GM, Carden WB, Mu J, Kurukulasuriya NC, McCool BA, Nordskog BK, Friedman DP, Daunais JB, Grant KA, Godwin DW. The native T-type calcium current in relay neurons of the primate thalamus. Neuroscience. 2006;141(1):453-461.

Alexander GM, Kurukulasuriya NC, Mu J, Godwin DW. Cortical feedback to the thalamus is selectively enhanced by nitric oxide. Neuroscience. 2006;142(1):223-234.

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Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general)

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