University of Cambridge, UK
The work of Andrea Brand’s lab focuses on the genetic networks that regulate brain stem cells. Her lab studies how stem cells respond to metabolic changes, and how these cells can be activated in adult brains to produce new neurones. She is widely recognised among other scientific achievements for her earlier work developing the GAL4 system for targeted gene expression – a cornerstone of modern genetics. A fellow of the Royal Society, Andrea’s many awards include the Rosalind Franklin Award, the Hooke Medal and the William Bate Hardy Prize.
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