Hi, my name is Andrew. I grew up in Wisconsin and received my Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Following my undergraduate work, I moved to Dresden, Germany to do my PhD in Cell Biology and Biophysics, which I completed in 2013. Following a short follow-up postdoc at University College London, I moved to Paris to do a postdoc at the Institut Curie.
During my time at Curie, I have been interested in understanding how cells move together in groups in different environments. This has ranged from projects looking at migration of large aggregates of cells in extracellular matrices in vitro to collective movements of cells in tumor explants.
These days, I typically split my time about 50/50 between experiments in the lab and writing software to analyze my data. For the most part, my image and data analysis and visualization software is written in Python using various scientific libraries. I also rely pretty heavily on the ImageJ Macro scripting language for image pre-processing. At the moment, I am branching out to learn new techniques to incorporate into my data analysis software.