Derek Southwell MD, PhD

Derek Southwell, MD

Expected Graduation Date: 2018






Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2001: BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009: PhD, Neuroscience, University of California San Francisco
2011: MD, University of California San Francisco
2012: Internship, Stanford University School of Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards

1999: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2001: Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001: Malcolm Kispert Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006: California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Scholar
2012: Academy Award, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
2016: Rosegay Award, San Francisco Neurological Society

Selected Recent Publications

Southwell DG, Narvid JA, Martin AJ, Qasim SE, Starr PA, Larson PS. Comparison of DBS Targeting Accuracy Between 1.5T and 3.0T iMRI Systems. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2016: 94(2): 102-107

Southwell DG*, Hervey-Jumper SL*, Perry DW, Berger MS. Intraoperative Mapping During Repeat Awake Craniotomy Reveals the Functional Plasticity of Adult Cortex. Journal of Neurosurgery 2016: 124(5): 1460-1469 * Equal contributions

Southwell DG, Nicholas CR, Basbaum AI, Stryker MP, Kriegstein AR, Rubenstein JL, Alvarez-Buylla A. Interneurons from Embryonic Development to Cell-Based Therapy. Science 344, 1240622 (2014). DOI: 10.1126/science.1240622

Southwell DG, Paredes MF, Galvao RP, Jones DL, Froemke RC, Sebe JY, Alfaro-Cervello C, Tang Y, Garcia-Verdugo J, Rubenstein JL, Baraban SC, Alvarez-Buylla A. Intrinsically determined cell death of developing cortical interneurons. Nature 2012: 491(7422): 109-113.

Southwell DG, Garcia PA, Berger MS, Barbaro NM, Chang EF. Long-term seizure control outcomes after resection of gangliogliomas. Neurosurgery 2012: 70(6): 1406-1414.

Southwell DG, Froemke RC, Alvarez-Buylla A, Stryker MP, Gandhi SP. Cortical plasticity induced by inhibitory neuron transplantation. Science 2010: 327(5969): 1145-1148.