Daniela Andres

Born in: Argentina
Primary research category: Biomedical Engineering
Research location / employer: Laboratory of Neuroengineering, Science and Technology School, National University of San Martin (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fellowship dates: 2011-2017

Academic Career

  • Assistant Professor (Tenured), Biomedical Engineering, National University of San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015 – present
  • Head of Lab, Laboratory of Neuroengineering, UNSAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015 – present
  • Scientific Researcher, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011 – 2015
  • Post-doc, Fleni Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009 – 2011


  • PhD, INIFTA, La Plata, Argentina, 2005-2009
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998-2004

Fellowship Research

Dr. Daniela Andres studies the neuronal code and forms of transmission of information in the nervous system. She applies and develops complex tools of analysis; she works with computational models and experimental data. Her research is motivated by medical problems, with a focus on translational research. Dr. Andres’s laboratory is dedicated to the study of complex biomedical signals and the development of medical technology.

Major Contributions

  • Measured for the first time the length of time patterns in the neuronal code of the basal ganglia, and showed how it is affected by Parkinson’s disease.
  • Modeled the basal ganglia computationally and proposed that their neuronal code depends on a diffusion coefficient.
  • Described the movement of spikes throughout the nervous system with a novel mathematical approach, related to the motion equations of turbulent fields.

Major Awards

  • PICT Start-Up, ANPCyT, Argentina, 2018
  • D-Tec, MinCyT, Argentina, 2015