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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Science


Science and Allied Health 121



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2406

Dr. Nicolas Andrews

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biology


Dr. Andrews joined the Department of Biology as a visiting professor in 2015. He teaches General Biology and Immunology.

2014: Lecturer, Marist College. As part of a collaboration between Marist College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I designed and taught on online Immunology course for students participating in the MSKCC Lab Scholar Program.

2012-2013: Post-Doctoral Research: University of California, Davis/Dr. James Trimmer;
Development of an Improved Method for the Generation and Expression of Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies

2009-2012: Post-Doctoral Research: University of California, Davis/Dr. Hongwu Chen; Investigation of Chromatin Coregulator Function in Conferring Chemotherapeutic Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer

2008-2009: Post-Doctoral Research: Emory University/Dr. Cornelia Weyand; Mechanisms of Defective Telomere Maintenance and Telomerase Induction in CD4 T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis

2001-2008: Doctoral Research: Emory University/Dr. Aron Lukacher; Investigations of MHC-I Restricted T Cell Responses to Polyoma Virus Infection: Effects of Initial Viral Dose and CD8-Deficiency

2000-2001: Undergraduate/Postgraduate Research: Dept. of Chemistry, Texas State University, San Marcos/Dr. Michael Blanda; Designed, synthesized, and characterized cyclic organic molecules termed calixarenes using NMR spectroscopy and HPLC/mass spectrometry.

2000: Undergraduate Research: Dept. of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos/Dr. Dana Garcia; Role of Pertussis Toxin-sensitive G-proteins in Carbachol-induced Pigment Granule Dispersion in Bluegill Retinal Pigment Epithelium.


B.S. Microbiology, Texas State University, San Marcos
Ph.D. Immunology, Emory University

Selected Publications

Kalashnikova EV, Revenko AS, Gemo AT, Andrews NP, Tepper CG, Zou JX, Cardiff RD, Borowsky AD, Chen HW. ANCCA/ATAD2 overexpression identifies breast cancer patients with poor prognosis, acting to drive proliferation and survival of triple-negative cells through control of B-myb and EZH2. Cancer Res, 70:2010.

Andrews, NP, Goronzy, JJ, and Weyand, CM. Telomeres and immunological diseases of aging. Gerontology, 56:2009. Review.

Andrews NP, Pack CD, Lukacher AE. Generation of MHC class I-restricted T cells in the absence of CD8 coreceptors. J Virol, 82:2008.

Andrews NP, Pack CD, Vezys V, Lukacher AE. Early virus-associated bystander events affect the fitness of the CD8 T cell response to persistent virus infection. J Immunol, 178:2007.

Byers AM, Andrews NP, Lukacher, AE. CD94/NKG2A expression is associated with proliferative potential of CD8 T cells during persistent polyoma virus infection. J Immunol. 176:2006.

Byers AM, Kemball CC, Andrews NP, Lukacher AE. Regulation of antiviral CD8 T cells by inhibitory natural killer cell receptors. Microbes Infect. 5:2003. Review.

Creative Work


Sloat, S.* , Rigothi, J.* , Turcotte, C.* , Andrews, N. P. and Checchi, P. M. “NuRD Chromatin Remodelers Block Checkpoint Activation in C. elegans.” The Allied Genetics Conference, Orlando, FL, 2016.

Turcotte, C.* , Sloat, S.* , Rigothi, J.* , Andrews, N. P. and Checchi, P. M. “NuRD paralogs CHD- 3/LET-418 promote meiotic double-stranded break repair in C. elegans.” Meiosis Gordon Research Conference, Colby-Sawyer College, NH, 2016.

Conferences and Workshops

The Allied Genetics Conference, Orlando, FL, 2016

Awards and Honors

California Breast Cancer Research Program Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2010-2012, University of California, Davis

NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grant (T32) in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology, 2009-2010, University of California, Davis

NIH Institutional Training Grant Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Pre-Graduate (T32) Training Grant, 2001, Emory University

Mariel M. Muir Endowed Science Scholarship, 1999, Texas State University