D. Andrew Wrench


PhD Student

Andrew earned his B.S. in Psychology from Howard University in 2021.  In his undergrad, he conducted research at Howard on the formulation of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs involving CBD, as well as research on physiological responses to racialized events and stereotypes.  He also completed an internship at UCLA, with the UC-HBCU program, aimed at identifying the potential uses of biosensors in mice models to improve therapy for alcoholism.  In his doctoral studies at Duke, he researches how bacteria you might otherwise find on healthy skin can influence immune activity through cytokine production and contribute to worsening infection. When he's not in the lab, or class, you can probably find him thinking about his project car!

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  • Office Location: Wilkinson 231


Howard University, BS, Psychology 2021