Dr. Andrew Rennekamp is a young investigator in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also affiliated with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard under the mentorship of Dr. Randall Peterson.
Dr. Rennekamp has more than ten years of experience in cell and molecular biology. He has successfully collaborated with many researchers and contributed to several peer-reviewed publications. He has been invited to present his work at internationally renowned conferences and meetings.
His research program is focused on the chemical and genetic regulation of freezing and escape behaviors, with an emphasis on using behavioral assays in small (7 mm) zebrafish larvae as tools for high-throughput system-biology and neuroactive drug discovery. His primary interests are in chemical genetics, neuropharmacology and threat response behaviors.