Headshot photo of Eric Schnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric Schnell, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine


My research focuses on the synaptic integration of newborn neurons into the adult brain. Specifically, I am studying the process of synapse formation by these neurons at a molecular level using a combination of molecular biology, imaging, and single cell electrophysiology techniques. More recently, my lab has been studying the synaptic integration of newborn neurons in epileptic brains and after traumatic brain injury, with the goal of improving medical care for brain-injured patients.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1993, Harvard University
    • M.A., 1995, University of Cambridge
    • Ph.D., 2002, University of California
    • M.D., 2004, University of California
  • Residency

    • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2004-2005Residency, Anesthesiology, University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2008Chief Resident, 2007-2008
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology, 2009

Memberships and associations:

  • Society for Neuroscience American Society of Anesthesiologists Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical Care



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