Dr. Andrew Kennard

I am a postdoc in the Fritz-Laylin lab, interested in the self-organization of cytoskeletal structures. I am investigating the mechanisms giving rise to the distinct architecture of the mitotic spindle in the amoeboflagellate Naegleria gruberi, which may also shed light on its pathogenic relative, Naegleria fowleri. I am also interested in the ecological niche of amoebae, and how amoebae navigate through complex environments. I received an Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program in 2015.