Andrew Bolender, B.A.
I received my B.A. from Bowdoin College in 2021 with majors in Biochemistry and Government & Legal Studies. My primary interests were genetics and molecular biology, with research projects focused on examining differences in enhancer accessibility between fruit fly natural isolates and characterizing proteins in plant cell adhesion pathways. My interests in how signals are received and interpreted by organisms spilled over from signal transduction into neuroscience. I am involved the Napadow Lab’s investigation of the connections between brain activity and gastrointestinal physiology, including projects examining the effects of vagus nerve stimulation on GI motility and the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for gastroparesis. Outside of work, I enjoy rowing, hiking, exploring museums, and settling in to watch a good movie.