David J. Anderson

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David J. Anderson
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Alma mater Rockefeller University
Scientific career
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Caltech
Doctoral advisor Günter Blobel
Other academic advisors Richard Axel

David J. Anderson (born 1956) is an American neurobiologist. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. His lab is located at the California Institute of Technology, where he currently holds the position of Seymour Benzer Professor in Biology.

Anderson's previous work focused on the development and function of the nervous system, particularly the mechanism of fate determination of neural stem cells. His laboratory's current focus is to dissect genes and neural circuits underlying innate behaviors.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002.[1] In 2007, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[2]

Anderson was trained by two Nobel laureates, Gunter Blobel and Richard Axel.


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Anderson, David J". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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