Dr. James Anderson ’63

Dr James Anderson 1963Dr. James Anderson ’63 has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was among 503 national recipients who were recognized for their contributions to science and technology during the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.

Anderson earned a degree in chemistry at UW-Eau Claire and received a doctorate in chemistry from Oregon State University and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he currently serves as a professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering. His latest research focuses on blood and tissue/material interactions as they relate to implantable devices and biomaterials.

“We are working not only on lifesaving devices but devices that markedly improve the quality of life for people,” said Anderson, whose career is distinguished by his dedication to mentoring students and young faculty.

“Anything I can do to make their academic and research life easier advances our collective work,” he said.

Anderson also is a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the International Standards Organization.