Andreas PfenningAssistant Professor Carnegie Mellon UniversityComputational Biology Department
Andreas is working to better understand the principles that govern neurological disorders and complex vertebrate behaviors from a genetic and evolutionary perspective. He has conducted research on the genetic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease progression and evolution of vocal learning behavior. Andreas has a broad base of knowledge in computational biology, neurobiology, genetics, and epigenetics. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral associate in a joint position between the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Genetics Department of Harvard Medical School. He has a PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from Duke University and a BS in Computer Science, from Carnegie Mellon (2006). He has published a number of high-impact papers, including three in Nature and three in Science.