My laboratory studies how the nervous system develops, matures, and reorganizes in response to damage. We use frogs as a model system because these animals go through a lengthy larval stage during which their bodies and brains transform to accommodate the transition from an aquatic to an amphibious lifestyle. As adults, frogs can regenerate damaged hair cells and cranial nerves, making them excellent models to understand the molecular bases of how the brain might recover from injury.
Andrea Simmons received her PhD in Psychology (Psychobiology) from Harvard University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. She is currently Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, with a secondary appointment in Neuroscience.
ANDREA MEGELA SIMMONS, Ph. D., Harvard University
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