Erik Herzog, PhD

Erik Herzog, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience Program, Washington University

Research Interest

The molecules, cells and systems underlying daily rhythms in physiology and behavior. My lab discovered cellular signals that synchronize these daily rhythms among cells. We are actively pursuing the possibility that these signals are disrupted in pediatric brain cancers and whether there are of times of day when these cells are most sensitive to chemotherapy.


  • 1994: PhD, neuroscience, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.


  • 1994 - 1998: Postdoctoral fellow, neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Selected Research Publications

Circadian Rhythms and Astrocytes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
  • Hastings MH, Brancaccio M, Gonzalez-Aponte MF, Herzog ED
  • Annu Rev Neurosci 2023
Protein phosphatase 4 controls circadian clock dynamics by modulating CLOCK/BMAL1 activity.
  • Klemz S, Wallach T, Korge S, [...] Herzog ED, [...] Kramer A
  • Genes Dev 2021