Andrew Swafford

Dr. Andrew Swafford is an evolutionary cell biologist interested in how sensory and motor systems have evolved and integrated into the biology of animals and fungi. His research spans organismal and molecular levels of organization—tracing the evolutionary trajectories of how animals and fungi perceive, process, and respond to their environment. As a postdoctoral research in Dr. Fritz-Laylin’s lab, Dr. Swafford is currently investigating chemosensory behavior of the pathogenic chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in response to cues from it’s amphibian host. His work is supported by an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. More details can be found at