Andrew M. Wright , Ph.D.

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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Health Scientist
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Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement (ONCE)
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Dr. Andrew M. Wright is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Neuroscience Communications and Engagement (ONCE). Prior to joining NINDS, he received his Ph.D. from the Brown-NIH Graduate Partnership Program where he studied changes in frontocortical serotonin signaling in animal models of cocaine use disorder at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Andrew performed his postdoctoral work at the University of California San Diego, where he expanded his work to investigate the contributions of dopamine to maladaptive decision-making in alcohol use disorder. Andrew has been active in organizational and policy work, serving as the NIDA Representative and Graduate Student Liaison to the NIH Fellows Committee. He also served as director of the Baltimore Brain Series, a cross-intuitional merit award and talk series that focuses on fostering collaboration among early career neuroscientists in the Baltimore region. He was a member of the NIH Science Policy Discussion Group and a regular contributor to the Science Policy for All blog, where he wrote in-depth essays and contextualized science policy news for a broad audience. In his current role as an AAAS Fellow, Andrew is excited to engage in collaborative cross-cutting work to support the mission of NINDS.