Connor Wander – CEO

Postdoctoral Candidate at Alkahest

Connor Wander, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate at Alkahest, Inc and a recent graduate from the Pharmacology Department at UNC Chapel Hill.  As a co-mentored student between the Cohen and Song Labs at UNC, Connor studied glial biology and GABAergic neural networks in Alzheimer’s Disease.  His other scientific interests include the interactions between the environment, genetics, and nutrition in neurodegenerative diseases.  Connor and Julian founded SFS with the idea of connecting people directly with scientists.

Outside of the lab, Connor enjoys hobbies such as graphic design, gaming, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, paintball and caring for his bearded dragons.


PhD in Pharmacology

UNC Chapel Hill 2021

B.S. In Biology and Biochemistry — Chemistry Minor

Virginia Tech 2014

Connor Wander’s Publications