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David Anderson

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Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David Anderson's group studies neural circuits that control emotional behaviors in animal models. He has been at the forefront of developing and applying new technologies for neural circuit manipulation, such as optogenetics and pharmacogenetics, to the study of emotional behaviors such as fear, anxiety and aggression, in both mice and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.