Dr. Perszyk is doing a collaborative post-doctoral position between Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University working with Dr. Craig Forest, where he combined his undergraduate and graduate fields of study to work on developing a novel automated patch-clamp electrophysiology system. This system augments traditional electrophysiology rigs to allow for unattended operation, thereby reducing the burden on the experimenter and accelerating data collection. Dr. Perszyk received his BS with highest honors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology from Emory University and began studying NMDA receptors. His goals are to determine the fundamental differences in receptor function caused by genetic variants in the GRIN2B gene, which are a component of NMDA receptors, and lead to numerous neurological disorder.