Andela received her PhD from Columbia University in New York in 2013, after which she moved onto a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, where she was also a Research Fellow of Emmanuel College. She is currently a Junior Group Leader in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL.
Andela uses computer simulations to study biological assembly. She is interested in how proteins assemble “on-demand” into nanososcale structures that generate the molecular machinery of life. She is also devoted to understanding uncontrolled protein aggregation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases.
- Šarić, A., Buell, A. K., Meisl, G., Michaels, T. C., Dobson, C. M., Linse, S., Knowles, T. P. J. and Frenkel, D. (2016) ‘Physical determinants of the self-replication of protein fibrils’, Nature Physics 12, 874-880.
- Šarić, A., Chebaro, Y. C., Knowles, T. P. J. and Frenkel, D. (2014) ‘Crucial role of nonspecific interactions in amyloid nucleation’, PNAS 111, 17869-17874.
- Šarić, A. and Cacciuto, A. (2012) ‘Mechanism of membrane tube formation induced by adhesive nanocomponents’, Physical Review Letters 109, 188101.