Laura Andreae

Laura Andreae

Reader in Developmental Neuroscience, Group Leader, Education Leader
Director of the MRC-ITND PhD Programme



Biography:

Laura Andreae read Medicine at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (Part II Neuroscience and Developmental Cell Biology) and University College London (clinical years). She trained in internal medicine and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, before being awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to pursue a PhD with Andrew Lumsden FRS at King's College London in developmental neurobiology. She did her initial postdoctoral training as an MRC Career Development Fellow with Tim Bliss FRS at the National Institute for Medical Research, UK, researching neuronal plasticity in the context of learning and memory, before returning to developmental neurobiology, and King's, to complete her postdoctoral work in the lab of Juan Burrone. She was appointed to a lectureship in 2013.

Links:

KCL PURE: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/laura.andreae.html

Related News:

How CHD8 mutations can disrupt ASD-relevant circuits in the cortex 

12/04/21
New paper out now from the Andreae lab

Selected publications:

Perez-Sisques L, Bhatt S, Matuleviciute R, Gileadi T, Kramar E, Graham A, Garcia FG, Keiser A, Matheos DP, Cain JA, Pittman AM, Andreae LC, Fernandes C, Wood MA, Giese KP, Basson MA (2024) The intellectual disability risk gene Kdm5b regulates long term memory consolidation in the hippocampus. J Neurosci

Ellingford RA, Tojo M, Basson MA, Andreae LC (2024) Male-Dominant Effects of Chd8 Haploinsufficiency on Synaptic Phenotypes during Development in Mouse Prefrontal Cortex. ACS Chem Neurosci 15: 1635-1642

Ellingford RA, Panasiuk MJ, de Meritens ER, Shaunak R, Naybour L, Browne L, Basson MA, Andreae LC (2021) Cell-type-specific synaptic imbalance and disrupted homeostatic plasticity in cortical circuits of ASD-associated Chd8 haploinsufficient mice. Mol Psychiatry 26: 3614-3624
Armstrong EC, Caruso A, Servadio M, Andreae LC, Trezza V, Scattoni ML, Fernandes C (2020) Assessing the developmental trajectory of mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders: Social and communication deficits in mice with Neurexin 1α deletion. Genes Brain Behav 19: e12630