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Awards, Honors, and Grants


April 05, 2021

Anderson Appointed HMS Albert H. Coons Associate Professor of Neurology

Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD


Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD, of the Department of Neurology, was named the Albert H. Coons Associate Professor of Neurology in the Field of Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and is the first incumbent of the newly established professorship.  

Established this year with the support of the Evergrande Group, this title honors the memory of Albert Coons, MD, who pioneered the use of fluorescent dyes for labeling antibodies.  

Anderson is a scientist at the Brigham, an associate professor of Neurology at HMS and a co-chair of the Infectious and Immunologic Diseases Program at the Brigham Research Institute. Her laboratory investigates the regulation of the T cell response, an essential part of the immune system, in inflammatory diseases, specifically autoimmunity and cancer.   

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