Professor of Anesthesia
Director, Neuroscience Research Center
C. Nelson Melampy Chair in Anesthesia Basic Science Research
University of Cincinnati, Department of Anesthesiology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesia
Epilepsy Currents Frontiers in Neurology, Section on Epilepsy
2014 Research Achievement Award Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Zeedan received his BS in biology from Wright State University. He joined the Danzer lab in March of 2022. Zeedan performs many functions in the lab; mouse colony management, histology, imaging, surgery and many other roles. When he is not in the lab, Zeedan can be found working out, hiking or spending time with his dog, Milo.
Austin is a MD-PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Currently, he is working as a graduate student in the Danzer lab through the Neuroscience Graduate Program with his research focus being on studying the role of hippocampal interneurons in epileptogenesis. Before coming to Cincinnati, he completed a research internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Neuroscience Institute and subsequently worked there as a professional research assistant for two years.
Mary has deep roots in Northern Kentucky and at Cincinnati Children’s where she started her research journey in 1986. Her research interests are varied as befits a lab goddess of her reign. She is currently working on several projects in the Danzer lab to investigate the role inhibitory neurons play in the development of epilepsy. Outside the lab, you can find her scribbling poetry, wandering through the woods and knitting socks.
Candi received her PhD in psychology from Texas A&M University, specializing in behavioral and cellular neuroscience. She joined the Danzer lab in 2011 to research the anatomical and physiological abnormalities in the hippocampal network associated with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Her current research focus is determining the role of structurally abnormal granule cells in a hyperexcitable dentate network. When she is not in the lab, Candi can be found running, at the yoga studio, or at the theater enjoying an opera, ballet or a musical performance.