Joined the Scientific Council in 2009
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Research Director, Child Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Anderson’s laboratory focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development of the mammalian forebrain. Of particular interest are the molecular underpinnings behind the fate determination of subclasses of GABAergic interneurons implicated in the neuropathology of schizophrenia and autism. Dr. Anderson’s laboratory is also engaged in a major effort to generate cerebral cortical interneurons from mouse and human stem cells.
Dr. Anderson received his M.D. degree from the University of Connecticut and his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Amherst College. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, where he conducted research on the neuropathology of schizophrenia with Dr. David Lewis.
NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1995 and 2002
Foundation Prizes: 1999 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research by a Young Investigator; 2006 Freedman Prize Honorable Mention for Exceptional Basic Research by a Young Investigator