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David Anderson

Professor of Biology, Investigator, California Institute of Technology


David J. Anderson, PhD, is Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at Caltech and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His laboratory studies the neural circuitry of emotional behaviours in both mice and fruit flies. Dr. Anderson received his AB at Harvard and PhD at Rockefeller University where he trained with Nobelist G√ľnter Blobel. Following postdoctoral studies at Columbia University with Nobelist Richard Axel, Dr. Anderson joined the Caltech faculty in 1986. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.