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Steve C. Danzer, PhD

  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



PhD: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Postdoctoral Research: Duke University, Durham, NC.


Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease

Research Areas



Hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors modulate status epilepticus severity. Kraus, KL; Nawreen, N; Godale, CM; Chordia, AP; Packard, B; LaSarge, CL; Herman, JP; Danzer, SC. Neurobiology of Disease. 2023; 178.

Neurovascular Development in Pten and Tsc2 Mouse Mutants. Dusing, M; Lasarge, CL; White, A; Jerow, LG; Danzer, SC; Gross, C. eNeuro. 2023; 10.

Hippocampal interneurons are direct targets for circulating glucocorticoids. Kraus, KL; Chordia, AP; Drake, AW; Herman, JP; Danzer, SC. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2022; 530:2100-2112.

Impact of Raptor and Rictor Deletion on Hippocampal Pathology Following Status Epilepticus. Godale, CM; Parkins, EV; Gross, C; Danzer, SC. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. 2022; 72:1243-1258.

Remote and Persistent Alterations in Glutamate Receptor Subunit Composition Induced by Spreading Depolarizations in Rat Brain. Barhorst, KA; Alfawares, Y; McGuire, JL; Danzer, SC; Hartings, JA; Ngwenya, LB. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. 2022; 42:1253-1260.

What do Newborn Granule Cells Do, and When Do They Do It?. LaSarge, CL; Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2021; 21:363-365.

The glucocorticoid receptor specific modulator CORT108297 reduces brain pathology following status epilepticus. Wulsin, AC; Kraus, KL; Gaitonde, KD; Suru, V; Arafa, SR; Packard, BA; Herman, JP; Danzer, SC. Neurodegeneration : a journal for neurodegenerative disorders, neuroprotection, and neuroregeneration. 2021; 341.

mTOR-driven neural circuit changes initiate an epileptogenic cascade. LaSarge, CL; Pun, RY K; Gu, Z; Riccetti, MR; Namboodiri, DV; Tiwari, D; Gross, C; Danzer, SC. Progress in Neurobiology. 2021; 200.

Effect of dexmedetomidine on sevoflurane-induced neurodegeneration in neonatal rats. Lee, JR; Joseph, B; Hofacer, RD; Upton, B; Lee, SY; Ewing, L; Zhang, B; Danzer, SC; Loepke, AW. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2021; 126:1009-1021.

PI3K isoform-selective inhibition in neuron-specific PTEN-deficient mice rescues molecular defects and reduces epilepsy-associated phenotypes. White, AR; Tiwari, D; MacLeod, MC; Danzer, SC; Gross, C. Neurobiology of Disease. 2020; 144.

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Steve C. Danzer, PhD, Jesse Skoch, MD ...7/3/2019