Welcome to the Neurogenomics Laboratory!

Most of the variation in genome sequences that influences neurological disease predisposition and behavioral ability occurs in the vast regions between genes. The goal of our lab is to build a set of computational and genomic tools to study how sequence differences in those regions influence neurons, neural circuits, disease predisposition, and behavior. By understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying neural function, we may be able to identify disease biomarkers and treatments, as well as gain insights into the evolutionary process that led to the human brain.


Andreas is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Computational Biology Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, he has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences and is a member of Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint venture between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, his postdoctoral research at with Manolis Kellis at MIT in computer science had been published in Nature and Cell, with commentary in major news outlets. Andreas has a PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from Duke University where he worked with Prof. Erich D. Jarvis in neurobiology and Prof. Alexander Hartemink in computer science. His thesis research was published in high-impact journals, including Science and Nature, with commentary in major news outlets. Before that, Andreas obtained his undergraduate degree in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research has won several accolades, including being featured as the biggest neuroscience story of 2014 in the Kavli Foundation blog.

Andreas grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and lives with his wife, Mary, in north Oakland.