Andrés Bendesky received his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and then completed his Ph.D. in Cori Bargmann’s laboratory at The Rockefeller University in New York, where he studied the genetics of social behavior in nematodes. He joined the lab in January of 2012. Andrés is interested in the genetic and neural basis of parental care, and is using Peromyscus with different social systems as a model. He was funded by a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship and later a NIH K99 Fellowship. In 2017, he will start his own lab at Columbia University jointly with the Ecology & Evolution Department and the Neuroscience Institute.