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Andrew baker

PhD Student. Funded by WD Armstrong Trust Fund.

Andrew Baker studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University. During his time there, he worked in multiple labs. His work with Dr. Matt Comstock, is published in Applied Optics (Baker et al. 2018) and demonstrates a method to remove ‘wiggles’ from acousto-optic deflectors and improve the accuracy of optical tweezer instruments. In Dr. Root-Bernstein’s lab, his focus was analytical chemistry for the molecular origins of life. Additionally, he helped professor Adam Brown create [ir]reverent, a sculpture that was recently displayed in The Broad Art Museum in the Spring of 2018. Andrew joined Cambridge as a PhD student in January 2018 where he is supervised by Dr. Ljiljana Fruk and co-supervised by Daniel Munoz-Espin. His research is now focused on developing theranostic nanoparticles to target senescent cells. He is funded by the WD Armstrong Trust Fund. He enjoys running, art and long walks on the beach.


  • A guide to assessing cellular senescence in vitro and in vivo
    E. González-Gualda†, A.G. Baker†, L. Fruk*, D. Muñoz-Espín*.
    FEBS Journal, 10.1111/febs.15570, 2020.

  • Randomizing phase to remove acousto-optic device wiggle errors for high-resolution optical tweezers.
    Andrew G. Baker, Cho-Ying Chuang, Miles Whitmore, and Matthew J. Comstock.
     Applied Optics Vol. 57, Issue 8, pp. 1752-1756 (2018)

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