Laura Andreae is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London, and a group leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College. She trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and University College London and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians. She completed her Ph.D. in developmental neurobiology with Andrew Lumsden at King’s College, followed by postdoctoral work on neuronal plasticity at the National Institute of Medical Research with Tim Bliss and on vesicle cycling during development with Juan Burrone.
The Andreae laboratory works on understanding how neurons in the brain wire up correctly, and how this process may be disrupted in conditions that affect brain development, such as autism and intellectual disability. The laboratory’s focus is especially on how neuronal activity and plasticity regulate synapse and circuit formation, and whether these processes are dysregulated or maladaptive in neurodevelopmental disorders.