Steve Anderson

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Dr. Anderson serves as the full-time Associate Director of the Driskill Graduate Program.

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Anderson received a BS degree in Zoology from Duke University in 1978. After working five years as a research technician, first at Duke and later at Southern Illinois University, he entered graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis. Working on transcriptional control of T-cell receptor genes in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Loh, he graduated with a PhD degree in Cell and Integrative Biology in 1989. His postdoctoral training began with one year in Kyoto, Japan, in the lab of Dr. Tasuku Honjo, and continued in the lab of Dr. Roger Perlmutter at the University of Washington in Seattle. His work examined a role in T-cell development for the tyrosine kinase p56-lck. Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1995, and has served as Associate Director of the DGP since 1999.


  • Caldwell R.G.. Wilson J.B., Anderson S.J., Longnecker R. (1998) Epstein-Barr Virus LMP2A Protein Drives B Cell Development and Survival in the Absence of Normal B Cell Receptor Signals. Immunity 9:405-411.
  • Alvarez J.D., Anderson S.J., and Loh D.Y. 1995. V(D)J recombination and allelic exclusion of a TCR beta-chain minilocus occurs in the absence of a functional promoter. J. Immunol. 155:1191-1202.
  • Anderson S.J. and Perlmutter R.M. 1995. A signaling pathway governing early thymocyte development. Immunology Today, 16:99-105.
  • Anderson S.J.,  Levin S.D., and Perlmutter R.M. 1993. Protein tyrosine kinase p56lck controls allelic exclusion during thymocyte development. Nature, 365:552-554.
  • Anderson S.J., Abraham K.M., Nakayama T., Singer A., and Perlmutter R.M. 1992. Inhibition of T-cell receptor beta-chain gene rearrangement by overexpression of the non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase p56lck. E.M.B.O. J., 11:4877-4886.