Andrew Leifer


My name is Andrew Leifer and I graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Physics, Political Science and honors in International Security Studies. I recently defended my doctoral thesis in Biophysics at Harvard University. I conduct behavioral neuorscience research in the Samuel Lab where I develop new optogenetic techniques to probe the neurocircuitry of the brain. Most everyone calls me Andy. Feel free to contact me at:


16 January 2011

My work on the CoLBeRT system, an instrument to control neurons of a worm as it moves, got published today in Nature Methods. It got a bit of press at Science News and Scientific American.

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