AJ received his Ph.D in 2005 with a thesis entitled: "Regulated interactions of the postsynaptic density Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II signalosome modulate kinase activity." He was supported in part by an individual predoctoral NRSA award from NIH. AJ went on to postdoc positions with Drs. Tom Sudhof and Eric Nestler at UTSW and Mount Sinai. He is now a tenure-track assistant professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at Michigan State University.