Andrew Lowe

Andrew Lowe

Lecturer and Head of Image Analysis, Group Leader


Andrew Lowe is currently a Lecturer and Head of Imaging Analyses. With a BSc in Applied Mathematics (1990), BSc in Diagnostic Radiography (1995), MSc in Neuroscience (2000) and PhD (2005), he brings a wide range knowledge to his position. Andrew's thesis pioneered small animal functional magnetic imaging to study neuropathic pain.

As a post-doc within the Department of Physiology, Oxford, he developed in-vivo neuronal tracing techniques to study visual pathways (2005-2007). Within the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, UCL, he enabled a new in-vivo MRI suite (2007-2008). Returning to his interest in visual neuroscience he examined collicular visual processing using multiunit electrophysiology within the Department of Neurobiology, KCL (2008-2012). During this period, Andrew translated visual presentation and systems-based analyses to studies of zebrafish vision.

With Wellcome Trust funding, Andrew currently studies topographic maps in the zebrafish. He is developing an experimental framework that integrates visual neuroscience, neuroimaging and informatics approaches. This work promises a conceptual advance in how biological vision may be studied. Andrew has 24 refereed papers.



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Machado CB, Pluchon P, Harley P, Rigby M, Gonzalez Sabater V, Stevenson DC, Hynes S, Lowe A, Burrone J, Viasnoff V, Lieberam I (2019) In Vitro Modelling of Nerve-Muscle Connectivity in a Compartmentalised Tissue Culture Device. Adv Biosyst 3


Montague K, Lowe AS, Uzquiano A, Knüfer A, Astick M, Price SR, Guthrie S (2017) The assembly of developing motor neurons depends on an interplay between spontaneous activity, type II cadherins and gap junctions. Development 144: 830-836


Leiwe MN, Hendry AC, Bard AD, Eglen SJ, Lowe AS, Thompson ID (2016) Geniculo-Cortical Projection Diversity Revealed within the Mouse Visual Thalamus. PLoS One 11: e0144846


Hunter PR, Hendry AC, Lowe AS (2015) Zebrafish brain mapping--standardized spaces, length scales, and the power of N and n. Dev Neurobiol 75: 557-68


Marler KJ, Suetterlin P, Dopplapudi A, Rubikaite A, Adnan J, Maiorano NA, Lowe AS, Thompson ID, Pathania M, Bordey A, Fulga T, Van Vactor DL, Hindges R, Drescher U (2014) BDNF promotes axon branching of retinal ganglion cells via miRNA-132 and p250GAP. J Neurosci 34: 969-79


Lowe AS, Nikolaou N, Hunter PR, Thompson ID, Meyer MP (2013) A Systems-Based Dissection of Retinal Inputs to the Zebrafish Tectum Reveals Different Rules for Different Functional Classes during Development. J Neurosci 33: 13946-56


Writer MJ, Kyrtatos PG, Bienemann AS, Pugh JA, Lowe AS, Villegas-Llerena C, Kenny GD, White EA, Gill SS, McLeod CW, Lythgoe MF, Hart SL (2012) Lipid peptide nanocomplexes for gene delivery and magnetic resonance imaging in the brain. J Control Release 162: 340-8


Sekar S, Van Audekerke J, Vanhoutte G, Lowe AS, Blamire AM, Van der Linden A, Steckler T, Shoaib M, Verhoye M (2011) Neuroanatomical targets of reboxetine and bupropion as revealed by pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 217: 549-57