Welcome to the Goldberg Lab

Studying the structure and function of cerebral cortical circuits and circuit dysfunction in epilepsy


The goal of the Lab is to develop new treatments and work towards a cure for epilepsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders using a range of innovative approaches in experimental systems.

The Lab studies mechanisms of cerebral cortical circuit function and circuit dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders. Investigators in the lab use mouse and human genetics, electrophysiology, pharmacology, imaging, optogenetics, and behavior, in a range of experimental model systems ranging from heterologous cells in culture, neurons generated from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from human patients, and ex vivo and in vivo in animal models of human disease. The lab is particularly interested in the function of a prominent subtype of neuron known as the GABAergic inhibitory interneuron and the role of interneuron dysfunction as a cause of disease. 

News from the Lab

Congratulations, Julie!

Julie Merchant -- now a third-year Neuroscience graduate student in the lab -- has been awarded a 3-Year National Research Service Award F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Neurological...

Welcome, Summer Students!

The Goldberg Lab welcomes four summer research interns: Melody Cheng, Sarah Pham, Leroy Arias, and Angela Yu. Pictured: Eric Wengert, PhD, and students Leroy Arias, Angela Yu

Congratulations, Joanna!

Joanna Mattis, MD, PhD was appointed Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Neurology at The University of Michigan, effective June 1, 2022, where she will be starting her own laboratory. Congratulations, Joanna!