Gordon Buchanan MD PhD

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Neurology

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: General NeurologyEpilepsy Program

Research Interests

Sleep; Arousal mechanisms; Epilepsy; Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP); Circadian rhythms; Breathing; Serotonin; Animal models more...


  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.D., University of Illinois, College of Medicine, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Buchanan, G.F. Timing, sleep and respiration in health and disease. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2013, 119: 191-219.
  • Buchanan, G.F. and G.B. Richerson. Central serotonin neurons are required for arousal to CO2. Proc. Natl. Acad. Aci. USA. 2010, 107(37): 16354-16359.
  • Richerson, G.B. and G.F. Buchanan. The serotonin axis: Shared mechanisms in seizures, depression and SUDEP. Epilepsia. 2011, 52(Suppl 1):28-38.



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