Brenda Porter, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Epilepsy specialist

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2000) PA

Residency: St Louis Childrens Hospital (1997) MO

Internship: St Louis Childrens Hospital (1996) MO

Board Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2003)

Board Certification: Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2002)

Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2002) PA

Medical Education: Washington Univ School Of Med (1995) MO

MD,PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, Neurobiology and Medicine (1995)

50 years ago in the journal of pediatrics: convulsive equivalent syndrome of childhood.
Maclean, J., & Porter, B. (2014). 50 years ago in the journal of pediatrics: convulsive equivalent syndrome of childhood. journal of pediatrics, 164(5), 1050-?.

Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy
Porter, B. E., & Jacobson, C. (2013). Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 29(3), 574-577.

MEF2C Haploinsufficiency features consistent hyperkinesis, variable epilepsy, and has a role in dorsal and ventral neuronal developmental pathways
Paciorkowski, A. R., Traylor, R. N., Rosenfeld, J. A., Hoover, J. M., Harris, C. J., & Marsh, E. D. (2013). MEF2C Haploinsufficiency features consistent hyperkinesis, variable epilepsy, and has a role in dorsal and ventral neuronal developmental pathways. NEUROGENETICS, 14(2), 99-111.

Focal cortical dysplasia is more common in boys than in girls
Ortiz-Gonzalez, X. R., Poduri, A., Roberts, C. M., Sullivan, J. E., Marsh, E. D., & Porter, B. E. (2013). Focal cortical dysplasia is more common in boys than in girls. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 27(1), 121-123.

Changes in MicroRNA Expression in the Whole Hippocampus and Hippocampal Synaptoneurosome Fraction following Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus
Risbud, R. M., & Porter, B. E. (2013). Changes in MicroRNA Expression in the Whole Hippocampus and Hippocampal Synaptoneurosome Fraction following Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus. PLOS ONE, 8(1).

Persistent decrease in multiple components of the perineuronal net following status epilepticus
McRae, P. A., Baranov, E., Rogers, S. L., & Porter, B. E. (2012). Persistent decrease in multiple components of the perineuronal net following status epilepticus. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 36(11), 3471-3482.

The perineuronal net component of the extracellular matrix in plasticity and epilepsy
McRae, P. A., & Porter, B. E. (2012). The perineuronal net component of the extracellular matrix in plasticity and epilepsy. NEUROCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL, 61(7), 963-972.

Decreased CREB levels suppress epilepsy
Zhu, X., Han, X., Blendy, J. A., & Porter, B. E. (2012). Decreased CREB levels suppress epilepsy. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 45(1), 253-263.

Neurotrophin-3 mRNA a putative target of miR21 following status epilepticus
Risbud, R. M., Lee, C., & Porter, B. E. (2011). Neurotrophin-3 mRNA a putative target of miR21 following status epilepticus. BRAIN RESEARCH, 1424, 53-59.

Ganglioglioma arising from dysplastic cortex
Ortiz-Gonzalez, X. R., Venneti, S., Biegel, J. A., Rorke-Adams, L. B., & Porter, B. E. (2011). Ganglioglioma arising from dysplastic cortex. EPILEPSIA, 52(9), E106-E108.

Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SEGA) Treatment Update
Campen, C. J., & Porter, B. E. (2011). Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SEGA) Treatment Update. CURRENT TREATMENT OPTIONS IN NEUROLOGY, 13(4), 380-385.

Group I mGluR-regulated translation of the neuronal glutamate transporter, excitatory amino acid carrier 1
Ross, J. R., Ramakrishnan, H., Porter, B. E., & Robinson, M. B. (2011). Group I mGluR-regulated translation of the neuronal glutamate transporter, excitatory amino acid carrier 1. JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, 117(5), 812-823.

mRNA for the EAAC1 subtype of glutamate transporter is present in neuronal dendrites in vitro and dramatically increases in vivo after a seizure
Ross, J. R., Porter, B. E., Buckley, P. T., Eberwine, J. H., & Robinson, M. B. (2011). mRNA for the EAAC1 subtype of glutamate transporter is present in neuronal dendrites in vitro and dramatically increases in vivo after a seizure. NEUROCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL, 58(3), 366-375.

Discrete gamma oscillations identify the seizure onset zone in some pediatric epilepsy patients
Gupta, J. R., Marsh, E. D., Nieh, H.-A. E., Porter, B. E., & Litt, B. (2011). Discrete gamma oscillations identify the seizure onset zone in some pediatric epilepsy patients. 2011 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC), 3095-3098.

Aggrecan expression, a component of the inhibitory interneuron perineuronal net, is altered following an early-life seizure
McRae, P. A., Baranov, E., Sarode, S., Brooks-Kayal, A. R., & Porter, B. E. (2010). Aggrecan expression, a component of the inhibitory interneuron perineuronal net, is altered following an early-life seizure. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 39(3), 439-448.

Interictal EEG spikes identify the region of electrographic seizure onset in some, but not all, pediatric epilepsy patients
Marsh, E. D., Peltzer, B., Brown, M. W., Wusthoff, C., Storm, P. B., & Porter, B. E. (2010). Interictal EEG spikes identify the region of electrographic seizure onset in some, but not all, pediatric epilepsy patients. EPILEPSIA, 51(4), 592-601.

Seizures increase cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus by shortening progenitor cell-cycle length
Varodayan, F. P., Zhu, X.-J., Cui, X.-N., & Porter, B. E. (2009). Seizures increase cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus by shortening progenitor cell-cycle length. EPILEPSIA, 50(12), 2638-2647.

Topiramate and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) as Initial Treatment for Infantile Spasms
Peltzer, B., Alonso, W. D., & Porter, B. E. (2009). Topiramate and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) as Initial Treatment for Infantile Spasms. JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 24(4), 400-405.

The role of transcription factors cyclic-AMP responsive element modulator (CREM) and inducible cyclic-amp early repressor (ICER) in epileptogenesis
Porter, B. E., Lund, I. V., Varodayan, F. P., Wallace, R. W., & Blendy, J. A. (2008). The role of transcription factors cyclic-AMP responsive element modulator (CREM) and inducible cyclic-amp early repressor (ICER) in epileptogenesis. NEUROSCIENCE, 152(3), 829-836.

Neurogenesis and epilepsy in the developing brain
Porter, B. E. (2008). Neurogenesis and epilepsy in the developing brain. EPILEPSIA, 49, 50-54.

Comparison of novel computer detectors and human performance for spike detection in intracranial EEG
Brown, M. W., Porter, B. E., Dlugos, D. J., Keating, J., Gardner, A. B., & Marsh, E. D. (2007). Comparison of novel computer detectors and human performance for spike detection in intracranial EEG. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 118(8), 1744-1752.

Seizures and antiepileptic drugs: Does exposure alter normal brain development ?
Marsh, E. D., Brooks-Kayal, A. R., & Porter, B. E. (2006). Seizures and antiepileptic drugs: Does exposure alter normal brain development ?. EPILEPSIA, 47(12), 1999-2010.

Increased GABA(A)-receptor alpha 1-subunit expression in hippocampal dentate gyrus after early-life status epilepticus
Raol, Ys. H., Zhang, G., Lund, I. V., Porter, B. E., Maronski, M. A., & Brooks-Kayal, A. R. (2006). Increased GABA(A)-receptor alpha 1-subunit expression in hippocampal dentate gyrus after early-life status epilepticus. EPILEPSIA, 47(10), 1665-1673.

Dystrophic neuritic processes in epileptic cortex
Judkins, A. R., Porter, B. E., Cook, N., Clancy, R. R., Duhaime, A. C., & Golden, J. A. (2006). Dystrophic neuritic processes in epileptic cortex. EPILEPSY RESEARCH, 70(1), 49-58.

Status epilepticus differentially alters AMPA and kainate receptor subunit expression in mature and immature dentate granule neurons
Porter, B. E., Cui, X.-N., & Brooks-Kayal, A. R. (2006). Status epilepticus differentially alters AMPA and kainate receptor subunit expression in mature and immature dentate granule neurons. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 23(11), 2857-2863.

Heterogeneous GABA(A) receptor subunit expression in pediatric epilepsy patients
Porter, B. E., Zhang, G. J., Celix, J., Hsu, F. C., Raol, Y. Sh., & Brooks-Kayal, A. R. (2005). Heterogeneous GABA(A) receptor subunit expression in pediatric epilepsy patients. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 18(3), 484-491.

Fate of newborn dentate granule cells after early life status epilepticus
Porter, B. E., Maronski, M., & Brooks-Kayal, A. R. (2004). Fate of newborn dentate granule cells after early life status epilepticus. EPILEPSIA, 45(1), 13-19.

Dysplasia - A common finding in intractable pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy
Porter, B. E., Judkins, A. R., Clancy, R. R., Duhaime, A., Dlugos, D. J., & Golden, J. A. (2003). Dysplasia - A common finding in intractable pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy. NEUROLOGY, 61(3), 365-368.

Disorders of cortical development and epilepsy
Porter, B. E., Brooks-Kayal, A., & Golden, J. A. (2002). Disorders of cortical development and epilepsy. ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, 59(3), 361-365.

Myelin and disorders that affect the formation and maintenance of this sheath
Porter, B. E., & Tennekoon, G. (2000). Myelin and disorders that affect the formation and maintenance of this sheath. MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESEARCH REVIEWS, 6(1), 47-58.

Distinct structures and functions of related pre- and postsynaptic carbohydrates at the mammalian neuromuscular junction
Martin, P. T., Scott, L. Jc., Porter, B. E., & Sanes, J. R. (1999). Distinct structures and functions of related pre- and postsynaptic carbohydrates at the mammalian neuromuscular junction. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE, 13(2), 105-118.

DISTINCT ADHESIVE PROPERTIES OF CILIARY AND CHOROID NEURONS FROM THE AVIAN CILIARY GANGLION
Porter, B. E., & Sanes, J. R. (1995). DISTINCT ADHESIVE PROPERTIES OF CILIARY AND CHOROID NEURONS FROM THE AVIAN CILIARY GANGLION. JOURNAL OF NEUROBIOLOGY, 28(3), 381-390.

A MOTONEURON-SELECTIVE STOP SIGNAL IN THE SYNAPTIC PROTEIN S-LAMININ
Porter, B. E., Weis, J., & Sanes, J. R. (1995). A MOTONEURON-SELECTIVE STOP SIGNAL IN THE SYNAPTIC PROTEIN S-LAMININ. NEURON, 14(3), 549-559.

GATED MIGRATION - NEURONS MIGRATE ON BUT NOT ONTO SUBSTRATES CONTAINING S-LAMININ
Porter, B. E., & Sanes, J. R. (1995). GATED MIGRATION - NEURONS MIGRATE ON BUT NOT ONTO SUBSTRATES CONTAINING S-LAMININ. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 167(2), 609-616.

S-LAMININ - MAPPING TO MOUSE CHROMOSOME-9 AND EXPRESSION IN THE LINKED MUTANTS TIPPY AND DUCKY
Porter, B. E., JUSTICE, M. J., Copeland, N. G., Jenkins, N. A., Hunter, D. D., & Sanes, J. R. (1993). S-LAMININ - MAPPING TO MOUSE CHROMOSOME-9 AND EXPRESSION IN THE LINKED MUTANTS TIPPY AND DUCKY. GENOMICS, 16(1), 278-281.

PRIMARY SEQUENCE OF A MOTOR NEURON SELECTIVE ADHESIVE SITE IN THE SYNAPTIC BASAL LAMINA PROTEIN S-LAMININ
Hunter, D. D., Porter, B. E., BULOCK, J. W., Adams, S. P., Merlie, J. P., & Sanes, J. R. (1989). PRIMARY SEQUENCE OF A MOTOR NEURON SELECTIVE ADHESIVE SITE IN THE SYNAPTIC BASAL LAMINA PROTEIN S-LAMININ. CELL, 59(5), 905-913.

RESTORATION OF CELL-VOLUME AND THE REVERSAL OF CARBOHYDRATE TRANSPORT AND GROWTH-INHIBITION OF OSMOTICALLY UP-SHOCKED ESCHERICHIA-COLI
ROTH, W. G., Porter, S. E., LECKIE, M. P., Porter, B. E., & DIETZLER, D. N. (1985). RESTORATION OF CELL-VOLUME AND THE REVERSAL OF CARBOHYDRATE TRANSPORT AND GROWTH-INHIBITION OF OSMOTICALLY UP-SHOCKED ESCHERICHIA-COLI. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 126(1), 442-449.