My Biography & Research

Research Interests

Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease


Anesthesia, Anesthesia

My Education

PhD: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Postdoctoral Research: Duke University, Durham, NC.

My Publications

Pun RYK, Rolle IJ, LaSarge CL, Hosford BE, Rosen JM, Uhl JD, Schmeltzer SN, Faulkner C, Bronson SL, Murphy BL, Richards DA, Holland KD, SC Danzer. Excessive Activation of mTOR in Postnatally Generated Granule Cells Is Sufficient to Cause Epilepsy. Neuron. 2012;75(6):1022-34.

Castro OW, Santos VR, Pun RYK, McKlveen JM, Batie M, Holland KD, Gardner M, Garcia-Cairasco N, Herman JP, SC Danzer. Impact of corticosterone treatment on spontaneous seizure frequency and epileptiform activity in mice with chronic epilepsy. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e46044.

Murphy BL, Hofacer RD, Faulkner CN, Loepke AW and SC Danzer. Abnormalities of granule cell dendritic structure are a prominent feature of the intrahippocampal kainic acid model of epilepsy despite reduced post-injury neurogenesis. Epilepsia. 2012;53 (5):908-921.

Danzer SC. Depression, stress, epilepsy and adult neurogenesis. Experimental Neurology. 2012;233(1):22-32. 

Santos VR, Wagner de Castro O, Pun RYK, Hester MS, Murphy BL, Loepke AW, Garcia-Cairasco N and SC Danzer. Contributions of mature granule cells to structural plasticity in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuroscience. 2011;197:348-57.

Murphy BL and SC Danzer. Somatic translocation: a novel mechanism of granule cell dendritic dysmorphogenesis and dispersion. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011;31(8):2959-64.

Murphy BL, Pun RY, Yin H, Faulkner CR, Loepke AW and SC Danzer. Heterogeneous integration of adult-generated granule cells into the epileptic brain. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011;31(1):105-17.

McAuliffe JJ, Bronson SL, Hester MS, Murphy BL, Dahlquist-Topalá R, Richards DA and SC Danzer. Altered patterning of dentate granule cell mossy fiber inputs onto CA3 pyramidal cells in limbic epilepsy. Hippocampus. 2011 Jan;21(1):93-107.

Danzer SC. Postnatal and adult neurogenesis in the development of human disease. Neuroscientist. ct;14(5):446-58. Review. 2008.

Walter C, Murphy BL, Pun RYK, Spieles-Engemann AL and SC Danzer. Pilocarpine-induced seizures cause selective time-dependent changes to adult-generated hippocampal dentate granule cells. Journal of Neuroscience. 2007 Jul;27(28):7541-52.