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neural circuits and behavior


The lab of Andrew Straw studies neural circuits and behavior at the University of Freiburg, Germany. By developing advanced technical systems such as virtual reality arenas, they investigate the mechanistic basis of visual behaviors such as navigation in Drosophila.


Prof. Andrew Straw

Positions, awards and degrees:


Since 2016 Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany

Since 2012 ERC Starting Grant FlyVisualCircuits

2010-2015 IMP Fellow, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

2004-2010 Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

2004 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Unversity of Adelaide, Australia

1997 Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, University of Southern California, USA


Department of Animal Physiology, Neurobiology and Behavior

Institute of Biology I

Department of Animal Physiology,
Neurobiology and Behavior

Hauptstr. 1
79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (0) 761 203 67685