Andrew Hires first studied Brain and Cognitive Sciences as an undergrad at MIT. In 2007, he received his Ph.D. in Neurosciences in the lab of Roger Tsien at UCSD where he developed genetically encoded fluorescent reporters of neuronal activity. This was followed by a brief post-doc with Loren Looger at Janelia Farm, where he worked on development of genetically encoded calcium indicators. He now works as a post-doc with Karel Svoboda, also at Janelia Farm. His current work focuses on the cortical circuits governing sensory-motor integration in the mouse. He is also the author of a popular neuroscience blog, Brain WIndows.