Andrew Leifer, Ph.D.

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Andrew M. Leifer is a Lewis-Sigler Fellow and lecturer of physics at Princeton University. He conducted undergraduate studies at Stanford University and graduated with a B.S. in physics, a B.A. in political science and interdisciplinary honors in international security studies in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in biophysics under the supervision of Professor Aravinthan Samuel at Harvard University in 2012.

Dr. Leifer’s research group at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton brings together techniques from physics, neuroscience and genomics to study the neural encoding of behavior in the small nematode C. elegans.

Current Project: Neural Dynamics of a Multi-timescale Social Behavior

Past Project: Whole brain calcium imaging in freely behaving nematodes

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