Ben Schwartz, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Neuroscience Advisor
Psychology & Neuroscience
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2021
B.S., UCLA, 2016
Joining the faculty in Fall 2022!
My interests have always centered around neural plasticity and the functions it regulates such as learning and memory, development, and recovery from central nervous system damage. I am looking forward to teaching Learning and Behavior and Affective Neuroscience here at Baylor.
Schwartz, B. A., Wang, W., & Bao, S. (2020). Pharmacological DNA Demethylation Weakens Inhibitory Synapses in the Auditory Cortex and Re-opens the Critical Period for Frequency Map Plasticity. Neuroscience, 440, 239–248.
Kapellusch, A. J., Lester, A. W., Schwartz, B. A., Smith, A. C., & Barnes, C. A. (2018). Analysis of learning deficits in aged rats on the W-track continuous spatial alternation task. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132(6), 512–519. https://doi.org/10.1037/bne0000269
Fraley, E. R., Burkett, Z. D., Day, N. F., Schwartz, B. A., Phelps, P. E., & White, S. A. (2016). Mice with Dab1 or Vldlr insufficiency exhibit abnormal neonatal vocalization patterns. Scientific Reports, 1–12. DOI: 10.1038/srep25807
McConnell, M., Grinspan, L. T., Williams, M. R., Lynn, M. L., Schwartz, B. A., Fass, O. Z., Schwartz, S.D., Tardiff, J. C. (2017). Clinically Divergent Mutation Effects on the Structure and Function of the Human Cardiac Tropomyosin Overlap. Biochemistry, 56, 3403–3413. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00266
Baylor Courses Taught
NSC/PSY 5V51- Supervised Teaching