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A native of Philadelphia, Andy earned his B.S. in Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta. After working as a research assistant at the National Institutes of Health, Andy joined the Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his PhD in Takaki Komiyama’s lab investigating changes in motor cortex activity throughout learning using mice. Andy then moved to Matteo Carandini and Kenneth Harris’ lab at University College London for a postdoctoral fellowship, where his research focused on interactions between the cortex and striatum. He arrived at Oxford to start his lab in DPAG in 2022. Outside of the lab, he plays the drums and mandolin, reads fiction, and hikes around the world.
Andrada worked as a Master’s student under Andy’s supervision in the Carandini and Harris lab, looking at sensorimotor transformations in the cortex. She did her undergraduate degree at UCL, specializing in neuroscience and psychology with maths and stats. She is very passionate about sensory systems and the use of computational tools in neuroscience. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, cycling and travelling.
PhD student collaborator (at UCL)
Julie is a Wellcome Trust PhD student in the Harris/Carandini lab at UCL, co-supervised by Andy. She studies how sensory information is shaped by learned associated movements in the basal ganglia. Julie originally studied medicine in France before transitioning to neuroscience at the École normale supérieure in Paris, and then moving to London to complete her PhD. She loves cycling and recently pedalled along the whole coast of Britany. Next up, London-Paris!