Andy Peters

Principal investigator

Andy grew up outside of Philadelphia and received a BS in Neuroscience at Emory University. He earned his PhD through the UC San Diego Neurosciences Graduate Program, where he worked with Takaki Komiyama investigating motor cortical activity during learning. Andy then moved to the UK to join Matteo Carandini and Kenneth Harris' lab at UCL as a postdoc, 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 enjoys scenic hikes.


Andrada Marica

DPhil student

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.

Da Song

Postdoctoral scientist 

Da comes from Dalian, China, a beautiful coastal city. He got his PhD in Beijing Institute of Technology, where he worked on the neural representation of hippocampal CA3 in spatial working memory and generalization. He joined the Peters lab in DPAG in February 2024. Now he is working with Andy to investigate the convergence of sensorimotor learning in cortico-basal ganglia pathway. In his spare time, he likes to work out at the gym.

Julie Fabre

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!