Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center


Andrews, Anne, Ph.D.


Role of serotonin in anxiety and mood disorders; human gene variants and serotonin transporter function; voltammetry; microdialysis; nanobiosensors


  • Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Professor in Residence, Neuroscience IDP
  • Member, Brain Research Institute
  • California NanoSystems Institute
  • Senior Research Scientist, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology


Dr. Andrews leads efforts in basic and translational research on anxiety and depression, and at the nexus of nanoscience and neuroscience.

Andrews’ interdisciplinary research team of neuroscientists, biologists, chemists, and engineers focuses on understanding how the serotonin system and particularly, the serotonin transporter, modulate neurotransmission to influence complex behaviors including anxiety, mood, stress responsiveness, and learning and memory.

Nanomaterials are designed for fundamental studies on neurotransmitter recognition by native and nonnative binding partners (aptamers) and for the development of in vivo nanobiosensors and functionally directed proteomics.


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