Dr. Florian Engert is a professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at Harvard University where he studies neural circuits using zebrafish larvae. Originally trained as a physicist, he received his PhD from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1997. Engert transitioned into a career in neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich. He did two additional postdocs, one at University of California San Diego and another at UC Berkeley before joining Harvard in 2002.
Engert’s creativity has been rewarded with a McKnight Scholar Award in 2006, a NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program in 2011, and a Human Frontier Science Program award in 2014.
Learn more about his research at his website.