A photo of Steve Danzer.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



Science Blog


PhD: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Postdoctoral Research: Duke University, Durham, NC.


Valproic Acid Leads New Neurons Down the Wrong Path. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:132-133.

Double agent mTOR. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:44-46.

Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Neurogenesis. Ngwenya, LB; Danzer, SC. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2019; 13.

Self-reinforcing effects of mTOR hyperactive neurons on dendritic growth. Arafa, SR; LaSarge, CL; Pun, RY K; Khademi, S; Danzer, SC. Experimental Neurology. 2019; 311:125-134.

Adult Neurogenesis in the Human Brain: Paradise Lost?. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2018; 18:329-331.

Contributions of Adult-Generated Granule Cells to Hippocampal Pathology in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Neuronal Bestiary. Danzer, SC. Brain Plasticity. 2018; 3:169-181.

Finding Your Inner Light: Using Bioluminescence to Control Seizures. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2018; 18:182-183.

Functional disruption of stress modulatory circuits in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Wulsin, AC; Franco-Villanueva, A; Romancheck, C; Morano, RL; Smith, BL; Packard, BA; Danzer, SC; Herman, JP. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13:e0197955-e0197955.

Signaling Pathways and Cellular Mechanisms Regulating Mossy Fiber Sprouting in the Development of Epilepsy. Godale, CM; Danzer, SC. Frontiers in Neurology. 2018; 9.

Ablation of peri-insult generated granule cells after epilepsy onset halts disease progression. Hosford, BE; Rowley, S; Liska, JP; Danzer, SC. Scientific Reports. 2017; 7.