Waldemar B. Swiercz, PhD, is a research investigator in the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.




Research Investigator Profile


Waldemar B. Swiercz, PhD

  • Instructor in Neurology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Research Investigator,
    Massachusetts General Hospital



To learn more, visit the Staley Lab.

Research interests Seizures, Neonatal seizures
Research techniques Transgenic mice, Clomeleon imaging
Diseases studied Epilepsy
Selected publications
  1. Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen J, Berdichevsky Y, Swiercz W, Sabolek H, Staley KJ. Interictal spikes precede ictal discharges in an organotypic hippocampal slice culture model of epileptogenesis. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2010 Dec; 27(6):418-24. View in PubMed
  2. Shin JH, Smith D, Swiercz W, Staley K, Rickard JT, Montero J, Kurgan LA, Cios KJ. Recognition of partially occluded and rotated images with a network of spiking neurons. IEEE Trans Neural Netw. 2010 Nov; 21(11):1697-709. View in PubMed
  3. Dzhala VI, Kuchibhotla KV, Glykys JC, Kahle KT, Swiercz WB, Feng G, Kuner T, Augustine GJ, Bacskai BJ, Staley KJ. Progressive NKCC1-dependent neuronal chloride accumulation during neonatal seizures. J Neurosci. 2010 Sep 1; 30(35):11745-61. View in PubMed
  4. Williams PA, White AM, Clark S, Ferraro DJ, Swiercz W, Staley KJ, Dudek FE. Development of spontaneous recurrent seizures after kainate-induced status epilepticus. J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 18; 29(7):2103-12. View in PubMed
  5. Swiercz W, Cios K, Hellier J, Yee A, Staley K. Effects of synaptic depression and recovery on synchronous network activity. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Apr; 24(2):165-74. View in PubMed
NCBI PubMed link

NCBI PubMed publications (Swiercz, WB)

NCBI PubMed publications (Swiercz, W)

Lab mailing address

Staley Lab
Mailcode: CNY 114-2-2600
Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology Research
114 16th Street, Room 2600
Charlestown, MA 02129



Updated 04/25/2012