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Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology - General Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - General Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office
2324 Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB)
169 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, Medicine, Universidad de Carabobo/ Valencia
PhD, Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Resident, Neurology Residency, Harvard University/Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Research Summary

Dr. Glykys currently practices general pediatric neurology and devotes the majority of his time to bench research studying epilepsy in the neonatal brain. Specifically, his research focuses on how the inhibitory system works at the cellular level and the relationship between neuronal edema, seizures, and altered chloride homeostasis. He has been funded by multiple foundations and, most recently, by the NIH NINDS through a K08 award.