Andrea Brand is the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. She is a Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, a member of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and a Fellow of Jesus College. She has a BA in Biochemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge.
She was a Helen Hay Whitney Fellow and Leukemia Society Fellow at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Professor Brand was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003 and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization in 2000. She was awarded the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award in 2006, the William Bate Hardy Prize, jointly with Professor Robin Irvine, in 2004, the Hooke Medal in 2002 and a Special Award of Excellence at the Wellcome Biomedical Imaging Awards in 2001.
Professor Brand is a Member of the Royal Society Schools Partnership Committee. She is also a Patron of the University of Cambridge Science Festival and a member of the University of Cambridge Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Steering Group.