JOINED THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN 2013
Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Much of the research in Dr. Patterson’s laboratory involves the study of interactions between the nervous and immune systems. Dr. Patterson began his work in developmental neurobiology with studies of dissociated neuronal cultures while on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. After moving to Caltech, his group developed a mouse model of mental illness based on the risk factor of maternal infection. Dr. Patterson’s group is also testing various types of gene therapy for treatment of mouse models of multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s disease. This includes novel viral vectors for delivery to the brain.
Dr. Patterson grew up in Chicago, attended Grinnell College in Iowa, and obtained his Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University in biochemistry.
NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator in 1999