Albie comes from London but grew up in rural Norfolk. He attained his BSc in Biological Sciences at Oxford Brookes University; then in 2015 finished his MSc in Neuroscience at UCL. He began working alongside his schooling aged 16 at the NIMR group of Robin Lovell-Badge looking at the role of Sox3 in Neural Stem Cell pluripotency. He then moved in 2011 to the group of Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera at the ICH/GOSH, leading to a paper on the pituitary progenitor pools twin role in homeostasis and tumor formation potential. Finally he moved to the UCL WIBR to Nicoletta Kessaris’s group for his MSc project, looking at how excessive cortical interneuron numbers during early postnatal stages may contribute to autistic phenotypes in mice. Here at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) he is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions PhD student looking at the role of class II PI3K-C2α in synaptic function and in neuro-degeneration.