Anne M. Andrews, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area
Brain Research Institute
California NanoSystems Institute
Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area
Neuroscience GPB Home Area
Senior Research Scientist, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology
Lab Number: 310-983-1126
Office Phone Number: 310-794-9421
Mailing Address:Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young Dr S, Box 957332
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Office Address:Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Dr. Andrews is Richard Metzner Endowed Chair in Clinical Neuropharmacology, and Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, the Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, and the California NanoSystems Institute. Dr. Andrews received her B.S. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry as a U.S. Department of Education Fellow working at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she was later a postdoctoral fellow and senior staff fellow. At the NIMH, Andrews and her mentor, Dr. Dennis Murphy, discovered and characterized a novel serotonin neurotoxin, 2-NH2-MPTP. Dr. Andrews was also instrumental in early studies on serotonin transporter deficient mice. Andrews is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Chemical Society, and Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry. She has been the recipient of an NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, an Eli Lily Outstanding Young Analytical Chemist Award, an American Parkinsons Disease Association Research Award, and a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award. She is a elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a fellow of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum, and a Serotonin Club elected councilor. Dr. Andrews is also Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Neuroscience. At UCLA, 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. Genetic and pharmacologic mouse models and human gene variants are studied to understand the molecular basis of serotonin system function associated with the etiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. 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.