PhD candidate in Neuroscience

Gräff Lab - EPFL

Allie Burns

Hi, I am a PhD student in neuroscience at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. I use behavioural, molecular and computational techniques to discover how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to the molecular processes that drive learning and memory.

I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, either swimming in Lake Geneva or hiking, climbing and eating chocolate and cheese in the Swiss Alps.


  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Data Visualization
  • Neuroscience


  • PhD in Neuroscience, expected 2021

    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

  • MSc in Bioinformatics, 2013

    University of Oregon

  • BSc in Biology, 2012

    University of Oregon


A thalamo-amygdalar circuit underlying the extinction of remote fear memories
A cFos activation map of remote fear memory attenuation
Human Telomerase RNA Processing and Quality Control