Timothy J.C. Anderson, Ph.D., has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, based on his advancements and achievements in microbiology. An expert in malaria and schistosomiasis, he co-leads the Disease Intervention & Prevention program at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. He and his team were key to the identification of the first known drug resistant genes in schistosomes and knowledge of the mechanisms behind malaria’s resistance to the drug artemisinin. He continues to work toward uncovering genetic mechanisms for how parasites cause sickness and develop drug resistance.
Anderson holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from the University of Rochester in NY, a Master’s in medical parasitology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Bachelor’s in zoology from Oxford University.