Andreas Rodriguez, BA

Staff Research Associate

UC Berkeley, BA

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in the Molecular and Cell Biology Undergraduate program, I studied evolutionarily well-conserved developmental programs in the Weisblat lab using the segmented worm or leech as a model organism (Helobdella austinensis). Our goals in the lab were to define important regulatory genes and signaling pathways in the leech. After transitioning to the Ingraham, I began working on neural pathways that control female physiology in the brain and am acquiring skills in neuroendocrinology and mouse husbandry. I look forward to attending graduate school in the area of neuroscience within the next couple of years.