Andy is a postdoctoral research associate interested in how the retina organizes and adapts to wide-ranging visual stimuli. He is specifically interested in the heterogeneity of structure and function across the primate retina—from fovea to periphery.
Andy has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with Tony Stretton to study neuropeptide modulation of locomotion in the nematode Ascaris. Andy went on to study pathogenetic mechanisms of osteoarthritis as a research technician at the University of Kansas Medical Center. For graduate studies, he returned to UW-Madison and joined the lab of Mary Halloran to characterize novel cellular and circuit mechanisms by which genes regulate sensory evoked behaviors in larval zebrafish.
In his free time, Andy enjoys being outdoors with his family.