Alex Bender

Resident Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Ph.D. '14, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • M.D. '18, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Bender AC, Natola H, Ndong C, Holmes GL, Scott RC, Lenck-Santini PP. Focal Scn1a knockdown induces cognitive impairment without seizures. Neurobiol Dis. 2013; 54:297-307.

  • Bender AC, Morse RP, Scott RC, Holmes GL, Lenck-Santini PP. SCN1A mutations in Dravet syndrome: impact of interneuron dysfunction on neural networks and cognitive outcome. Epilepsy Behav 2012; 23:177-86. Review.

  • Holmes GL, Bender AC, Wu EX, Scott RC, Lenck-Santini PP, Morse RP. Maturation of EEG oscillations in children with sodium channel mutations. Brain Dev 2012; 34:469-77.


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, NINDS, 2011-2014

Best Poster (co-awarded), Graduate Students category, Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth, 2013