Natalie Andrew studied Physics and Cognitive Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. She completed her Ph.D. 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 signaling dynamics in mammalian cells using microfluidics. In 2013 she joined the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology department at Harvard University and began researching fluid flow dynamics and foraging behavior in the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum. She was a group member from Feb. 2016 until Sept. 2016 and remains a frequent visitor today while pursuing her career as an artist.