Laura Andreae new Chair-Elect of the ALBA Network

01 July 2021

Society & Partner News

On 30 June 2021, the ALBA Network announced its new Chair-Elect, Dr Laura Andreae (UK).

Dr Andreae is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London (UK). Her lab is interested in how synaptic connections and neuronal circuits are formed during development, and how these processes may be disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. They use a variety of techniques including electrophysiology, structural and functional imaging in both rodent models and human inducible pluripotent stem cells, to address these questions. They have strong connections with psychiatrists at the Institute of Psychiatry (KCL), working together with clinicians to try to understand the underlying pathophysiology of these disorders, with the eventual goal of finding new treatments.

Dr Andreae will become Chair of the ALBA Network in July 2022.

About the ALBA Network

The ALBA Network is an initiative that promotes equity and diversity in brain sciences. FENS, IBRO and SfN are the founding members of the network.