Doctoral student in Integrative Neuroscience

Background

Andrew is a doctoral student in the Integrative Neuroscience program, working with Dan Margoliash. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition, with a minor in philosophy. He then completed postbaccalaureate studies in biology, cognitive science, and systems science. Andrew worked at Oregon Health & Science University for three years, assisting in research on attention, executive function, emotional regulation, and translational neuroeconomics.

Research Interests

Andrew is interested in the neurobiological foundations of preference and motivation, especially stimulus sensitivity at birth, early approach behavior, and the role of species-typical social environments in cognitive development. He applies neuroethological methods in his research, using a songbird model system, with a focus on male song learning and female mate choice.