Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.

Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.
Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Director, Child Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine / Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2009)

2016 Independent Investigator Grant

2002, 1995 Young Investigator Grant

1999 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research

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.

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