Advisor Profiles

Andrew Miri, Ph.D.

Northwestern University

Andrew Miri received undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and mathematics from Brown University in 2002. After a stint as a high school mathematics teacher in Boston, he pursued a Ph.D. under the supervision of David Tank at Princeton University where he was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation. His graduate work used calcium indicator imaging and cell-attached recordings in behaving larval zebrafish to address the circuit architecture of the oculomotor neural integrator. Since completing his dissertation in 2011, he has worked in the laboratory of Tom Jessell at Columbia University where he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation. His work with Tom has built mechanistic understanding of motor circuit function by combining contemporary approaches for measuring and perturbing neural activity together with genetically-mediated approaches for targeting neuronal subtypes and computational analyses of neural activity dynamics. 

He will be opening his own laboratory as an assistant professor in the Neurobiology department at Northwestern University in January, 2018.