Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology
Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience Leadership Chair
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience
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.