Robert S. Sloviter, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology, Neurology

AHSC 5131

P.O. Box: 245050
Tucson AZ 85724-5050

(520) 626-6491
Email Address:
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1978 (Ph.D.)
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology of epilepsy and other neurological disorders
  • Mechanisms of neuronal death
  • Anticonvulsant drug mechanisms
Selected Publications: 

Sloviter RS. Zappone CA. Harvey BD. Frotscher M. Kainic acid-induced recurrent mossy fiber innervation of dentate gyrus inhibitory interneurons: possible anatomical substrate of granule cell hyper-inhibition in chronically epileptic rats. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 494(6):944-60, 2006.

Cirrito JR. Yamada KA. Finn MB. Sloviter RS. Bales KR. May PC. Schoepp DD. Paul SM. Mennerick S. Holtzman DM. Synaptic activity regulates interstitial fluid amyloid-beta levels in vivo. Neuron. 48(6):913-22, 2005.

Harvey BD. Sloviter RS. Hippocampal granule cell activity and c-Fos expression during spontaneous seizures in awake, chronically epileptic, pilocarpine-treated rats: implications for hippocampal epileptogenesis. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 488(4):442-63, 2005.

Sloviter RS. The neurobiology of temporal lobe epilepsy: too much information, not enough knowledge. Comptes Rendus Biologies. 328(2):143-53, 2005.

Sloviter RS. Kudrimoti HS. Laxer KD. Barbaro NM. Chan S. Hirsch LJ. Goodman RR. Pedley TA. "Tectonic" hippocampal malformations in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research. 59(2-3):123-53, 2004.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Stuti Jaiswal (MSRP 2005, 2006): "Investigating the effects of repeated hippocampal stimulation in implanted rats."

NIH High School Student Research Program: 


-Tara A. Krawczyk, Shiloh Christian School, 2001



Last Updated: 
November 18, 2015