A photo of Steve Danzer.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Biography & Affiliation


Learn more about the Center for Pediatric Neuroscience.

Read Christin’s Story — From Epilepsy Patient to Epilepsy Researcher.

Research Interests

Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Research Divisions


Blog Posts

An Amazing Journey to Explore the Mind

Mind Brain Behavior

An Amazing Journey to Explore the Mind

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


PhD: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Postdoctoral Research: Duke University, Durham, NC.


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.

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. 2020.

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.

Immature murine hippocampal neurones do not develop long-term structural changes after a single isoflurane exposure. Tong, D; Godale, CM; Kadakia, FK; Gu, Z; Danzer, CS K; Alghamdi, A; Zhao, P; Loepke, AW; Danzer, SC. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2019; 123:818-826.

Impact of mTOR hyperactive neurons on the morphology and physiology of adjacent neurons: Do PTEN KO cells make bad neighbors?. LaSarge, CL; Pun, RY K; Gu, Z; Santos, VR; Danzer, SC. Neurodegeneration : a journal for neurodegenerative disorders, neuroprotection, and neuroregeneration. 2019; 321.

Blocking TrkB's Effectors Reveal Benefits of the Road Not Taken. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:405-407.

MicroRNA inhibition upregulates hippocampal A-type potassium current and reduces seizure frequency in a mouse model of epilepsy. Tiwari, D; Brager, DH; Rymer, JK; Bunk, AT; White, AR; Elsayed, NA; Krzeski, JC; Snider, A; Carter, LM S; Danzer, SC; et al. Neurobiology of Disease. 2019; 130.

Adult Neurogenesis in the Development of Epilepsy. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:316-320.

A Hit, a Hit-A Very Palpable Hit: Mild TBI and the Development of Epilepsy. Danzer, SC. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:261-263.