Eric R. Wengert PhD

My passion is to understand how neurons function in the brain and how they dysfunction in neurological diseases.

BIO: I became fascinated the brain in high school and decided to dedicate my career to studying this special organ that makes us who we are. I pursued a degree in neuroscience at Bucknell University, where I graduated summa cum laude in 2016. I continued my training at the University of Virginia and graduated with my PhD in 2021. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Ethan M. Goldberg at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As a skilled patch-clamp electrophysiologist, I use mouse models to understand the mechanisms of genetic epilepsy syndromes with the hope of providing better treatments to patients and their families.

Ultimately, my career goal is to be a neuroscience researcher and teacher to share this field I love with many others. Outside of my work, I enjoy running, music, philosophy, and playing chess. I currently live in Philadelphia with my lovely wife Ellie and my cat Finley.