Dr. Herskowitz received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. He earned a Ph.D in Microbiology at Emory University, where he studied mechanisms of gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Samuel Speck. He remained at Emory University for postdoctoral studies and conducted basic research in the laboratory of Drs. James Lah and Allan Levey at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, investigating cellular and animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. He was appointed as an Instructor of Neurology at Emory University in 2012. In 2014, he moved to UAB where he is now Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology and the Collat Scholar in Neuroscience.