Natalie Andrew studied Physics and Cognitive Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. She completed her PhD studying cell motility and pseudopod formation patterns in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum in 2006. In 2007 she moved to Harvard Medical School’s Systems Biology department to investigate calcium signalling dynamics in mammalian cells using microfluidics. In 2013 she joined the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and began research on fluid flow dynamics and foraging behaviour in the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum. She joined the group in from February 2016 until September 2016 and remains a frequent visitor until today.