Dr. Wilderman is originally from New Jersey. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From 2016 to 2022 she did her doctoral studies under the guidance of Dr. Justin Cotney at University of Connecticut Health Sciences where she created an atlas of regulatory regions active during the development of the face, which is being applied to identify genetic causes underlying cleft lip and cleft palate. After receiving her PhD, Dr. Wilderman is continuing to work on genetic disorders that affect the pediatric population. Currently, she is a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Dr. Lilei Zhang at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Here Dr. Wilderman is able to work on TANGO2 Deficiency Disorder in the place where it was initially described. Combining the strengths of the Zhang lab in generating and measuring electrical activity in models of TANGO2-deficient heart muscle with her own experience analyzing gene expression data, she is working to identify the effects of TANGO2 deficiency on neurons and develop treatment strategies.