Philip Schwartzkroin

Philip Schwartzkroin

Position Title

Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

1515 Newton Ct. Room # 612G

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Development and Plasticity
  • Medical Neuroscience


  • NSC 298 Responsible Conduct of Research (course organizer), Fall


  • Epilepsy Research/Med Neurosci Bldg
    • H. Jurgen Wenzel, M.D., D.Sc. (Prof., Neurological Surgery)Kim Katleba (SRA II)

Honors and Awards

  • NIH/NINDS Javits Research Award (1985-92, 1994-2000)
  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (19886-87)
  • Klingenstein Fund Fellowship (1987-90)
  • American Epilepsy Society Research Award (1990)
  • International League Against Epilepsy Ambasssador for Epilepsy Award (1999)

    Professional Societies

    • Society for Neuroscience
    • American Epilepsy Society


    • 1968 BA Psychology Harvard College
    • 1972 PhD Neurological Sciences Stanford University


    Keogh BP, Cordes D, Stanberry L, Figler BD, Robbins CA, Tempel BL, Green CG, Emmi A, Maravilla KM, Schwartzkroin PA (2005) BOLD-fMRI of PTZ-induced seizures in rats. Epilepsy Res. 66:75-90.

    Tschuluun N, Wenzel HJ, Katleba K, Schwartzkroin PA (2005) Initiation and spread of epileptiform discharges in the methylazoxymethanol acetate rat model of cortical dysplasia: Functional and structural connectivity between CA1 heterotopia and hippocampus/neocortex. Neuroscience 133:327-342.

    Patel LS, Wenzel HJ, Schwartzkroin PA (2004) Physiological and morphological characterizationof dentate granule cells in the p35 knockout mouse hippocampus: evidence for an epileptic circuit. J.Neurosci., 24:9005-9014.

    Wenzel HJ, Patel LS, Robbins CA, Emmi A, Yeung RS, Schwartzkroin PA (2004) Morphology of cerebral lesions in the Eker rat model of tuberous sclerosis. Act Neuropath. 108:97-108.

    Galvan CD, Wenzel HJ, Dineley KT, Lam TT, Schwartzkroin PA, Sweatt JD, Swann JW (2003) Postsynaptic contributions to hipocampal network hyperexcitability induced by chronic activity blockade in vivo. Eur.J.Neurosci., 18:1861-1872.

    McKhann GM, Wenzel HJ, Robbins CA, Sosunov AA & Schwartzkroin PA (2003) Mouse strain differences in kainic acid sensitivity, seizure behavior, mortality, and hippocampal pathology. Neuroscience, 122:551-561.

    Lopantsev V, Tempel BL & Schwartzkroin PA (2003) Hyperexcitability of CA3 pyramidal cells in mice lacking the Kv1.1 potassium channel. Epilepsia, 44:1506-1512.

    Bough KJ, Schwartzkroin PA, Rho, JM (2003) Calorie restriction and ketogenic diet minish neuronal excitability in rat dentate gyrus in vivo. Epilepsia, 44:752-760.

    Wenzel,H.J., Robbins, C.A., Tsai,L.-H. and Schwartzkroin,P.A. (2001) Abnormal morphological and functional organization of the hippocampus in a p35 mutant model of cortical dysplasia assocaited with spontaneous seizures. J.Neurosci., 21:983-998.