Mark Anderson

Consortium: CMAI









Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?

Grew up in Minneapolis, went to Northwestern for undergrad. MD and PhD from the University of Chicago.

►What is your current position?

Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center

►Why did you decide to become a researcher?

In the middle of undergraduate studies.

►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?

Our group is interested in the key switches that control immune tolerance. When these break, autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes can ensue.

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

Learning something new

►What do you hope to achieve with your research?

Not only improve our understanding of the immune system but to use this ultimately to help patients

►What groups are you involved in?

APS1 Foundation

►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?

Outdoors, hiking, skiing, biking, paddling. Occasional misspent afternoons golfing.



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