Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2001 PhD Genetics
  • Magdalene College

The similarities found between humans and seemingly unrelated organisms are often astonishing. My research on Drosophila immunity has furthered the parallel between mammalian and insect host defense systems, once again promoting the fruit fly as a viable model for human pathways and disease. Besides research, I’m interested in the public face of science: the way that science is portrayed through the media, the way it influences politics and the way it is governed through public policy.

Previous Education

University of California (San Diego) BS Molecular Biology, MS Developmental Biology 2000