Alex Jaworski obtained a Master's degree in Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. He completed his PhD in Developmental Genetics at New York University where he studied neuromuscular synapse formation under Dr. Steven J. Burden. During his postdoctoral training in axon guidance with Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, he worked at the biotechnology company Genentech and at Rockefeller University. Dr. Jaworski joined the faculty at Brown in July 2013.