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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)

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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


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

Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate School, Graduate Education
Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Calcium Channels, T-Type; Ethosuximide; Thalamus; Ethanol; Neural Pathways
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Academic: 336-716-9231 | Department: 336-716-9231


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Recent Publications

Use of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields for the treatment of cancer. Jimenez H, Blackman C, Lesser G, Debinski W, Chan M, Sharma S, Watabe K, Lo HW, Thomas A, Godwin D, Blackstock W, Mudry A, Posey J, O'Connor R, Brezovich I, Bonin K, Kim-Shapiro D, Barbault A, Pasche B.. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2018;23():284-297.

Expression of channelrhodopsin-2 localized within the deep CA1 hippocampal sublayer in the Thy1 line 18 mouse. Dobbins DL, Klorig DC, Smith T, Godwin DW.. Brain Res. 2018;1679():179-184.

Increased small-world network topology following deployment-acquired traumatic brain injury associated with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Rowland J, Stapleton-Kotloski J, Dobbins D, Rogers E, Godwin D, Taber K.. Brain Connect. 2018;8(4):205-211.

Contrasting effects of posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury on the whole-brain resting-state network: a magnetoencephalography study. Rowland J, Stapleton-Kotloski J, Alberto G, Rawley J, Kotloski R, Taber K, Godwin D.. Brain Connect. 2017;7(1):45-57.

Changes in nonhuman primate brain function following chronic alcohol consumption in previously naive animals. Rowland JA, Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Alberto GE, Davenport AT, Kotloski RJ, Friedman DP, Godwin DW, Daunais JB.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017;177():244-248.

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

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

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

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

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

Ethanol withdrawal produces hyperexcitability and lowers seizure threshold in an optogenetic model of seizure [abstract]. Klorig DC, Alberto GE, Masicampo ML, Godwin DW.. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2015;2015(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Mapping optogenetic activation of the non-human primate brain using MEG [abstract]. Alberto G, Klorig D, McGowin I, Stapleton-Kotloski J, Popli G, Constantinidis C, Daunais JB, Godwin DW.. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2015;2015(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Disruption of early stage resting state activity as a function of alcohol consumption in nonhuman primates: an MEG study [abstract]. Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Rowland JA, Davenport AT, Epperly PM, Friedman DP, Godwin DW, Daunais JB.. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2015;2015(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general)

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